Is your street or sidewalk due for an upgrade?
The city has released a list of what local streets, sidewalks and alleys are due to be upgraded with money from this year’s budget. These aren’t main roads like Pembina, they are the smaller streets within your neighbourhood.
Infrastructure Committee Chair Janice Lukes says $59 million is being spent this year on 149 projects.
Some will be reconstructed, others repaved. The list still needs to be approved by councillors.
More than $6 million is budgeted be spent on active transportation. That includes sidewalks, bike paths and corridors, and crosswalks.
Some of the larger projects include the Forks to Assiniboine Avenue cycle track connection and a new bike corridor connection from North East Pioneers Greenway to Archibald.
See a full list of all of the projects budgeted for this year below.
Lukes says they have worked hard to balance tax increases dedicated to infrastructure with the work that needs to be done.
She says she hopes people understand the reason they are being asked to pay more.
“The number one priority that we all heard during the election campaign and that we continue to hear every day is ‘fix our roads’… It’s a matter of balancing priorities and it’s really challenging in a city with old infrastructure,” she said.
She says this summer construction season will be busy, but there’s always “pain before the gain”.