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Brandon will get a new four-lane bridge to replace the Daly Overpass over the railway tracks at 18th Street.
Brandon Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire and Brandon East NDP MLA Drew Caldwell made the announcement near the bridge Friday afternoon.
The project involves the construction of a new four-lane divided overpass with improved sidewalks, a centre barrier and access for active transportation.
The federal government selected the project for funding up to one third of eligible costs, to a maximum of $19.2 million under the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial–Territorial Infrastructure Component–National and Regional Projects. This funding is conditional on the projects meeting applicable federal eligibility requirements with respect to the New Building Canada Fund and the signing of contribution agreements.
"Our Government’s support for public infrastructure in Canada has never been stronger," Maguire said. "I am thrilled we are moving this project forward as it will enhance the transportation of goods and services in Westman. Having a four-lane divided overpass will be welcomed by motorists as it will ease congestion on 18th Street and enhance our quality of life."
The project will start after the completion of the First Street bridge, which is expected to start this fall and take approximately two years to complete, according to Caldwell.
"The Province of Manitoba is committed to improving public infrastructure that will have positive lasting impacts on the western Manitoba economy, as well as increase road safety for Brandon commuters," Caldwell said. "This is an important step forward in advancing economic development for western Manitoba."
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