WINNIPEG – The $105-million dollars the city is putting into fixing our streets is going a long way.
Councillor Janice Lukes says a lot of projects are cheaper than they thought it would be.
“We are getting extremely competitive pricing this year. We’re getting very good prices on some of the projects that are coming back.”
Lukes says this will be of benefit to taxpayers and will allow more projects to be finished.
“We are doing record road investments this year and we have never gotten as many, ever before, out the door as soon as we have this year.”
Fellow councillor Russ Wyatt has said that he wants the city to do more projects because of how good a deal they’re getting on construction, but Lukes has no problem with their schedule.
“And councillor Wyatt knows this. I’ve sat with him, we’ve talked about it, and we talked about it in the council meeting last week. You know…we’re on it.”
Next week, council and the public works department will crunch the numbers to see if they can squeeze a couple of additional projects onto this year’s docket.