WINNIPEG – The Executive Policy Committee rubber stamped a number of projects today.
Full council still needs to give final approval, but the EPC said yes to spending more money on road construction this year.
It’s been a hot topic at City Hall because of the lower cost of road repairs this season.
If council approves it, $8-million will be pulled from next year’s construction budget to fix 15 extra roads this year, one in each ward.
They also approved the narrowing of James Avenue as part of a project to fix up the old pump house. It would remove nine evening street parking spots, but that too needs final approval by council next week.
Finally, the committee gave the okay for design work to continue on a new Arlington bridge. That process is still in its infancy, with a new bridge still years away from being built.
Early estimates have pegged the cost of a new bridge at $300-million but that is likely to rise.