Noise impacts to be studied again
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This article was published 02/11/2022 (209 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
With the coolness in the air and a few snowflakes appearing in the past few weeks, we know that fall is most definitely here and winter is not far behind. School is back in session and after-school activities have resumed.
I am pleased to advise that in response to feedback from the R.M. of East St. Paul, along with the East Saint Paul Traffic Noise group and residents of the community, Manitoba Infrastructure has agreed to start the process of conducting a new noise study at the Perimeter and Highway 59 interchange. Three previous noise studies were completed in 2020 and 2021 and all three studies concluded that noise mitigation was not warranted along this route at the time.
The R.M., along with residents. including the East Saint Paul Traffic Noise group, believe that the results were not accurate and have requested that the province conduct a further noise study. As a result of these requests, a new, additional noise study will take place to determine what noise mitigation may be required in the future.
Our Progressive Conservative government recently announced that the construction on the replacement bridge on Highway 59 over the Red River Floodway will be completed ahead of schedule and under budget. The construction on the southbound bridge is nearing completion at approximately eight weeks ahead of schedule and $16 million under the project budget.
I was proud to announce that the Manitoba government is awarding $1.5 million in grants from the Conservation and Climate Fund to support 14 projects throughout the province that work to help protect the environment by addressing the effects of climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our government supports these green projects that work to mitigate carbon emissions, develop green technology and conserve Manitoba’s varied natural landscapes and abundant waterways. This year the Manitoba government increased the fund to $1.5 million to support even more green projects and initiatives. One of the recipients of these grants is the Lake Winnipeg Foundation in the Red River North electoral district. This foundation received $25,000 for the expansion of a water sample analysis program.
I welcome constituents of Red River North to continue to contact our constituency office either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 204-641-2107 to make appointments to meet or speak with me on concerns or issues you may have.
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Jeff Wharton is the PC MLA for Red River North.