$1.3M for Regina Infrastructure
The City of Regina will benefit from new roads, improved safety and reduced traffic congestion after yesterday’s announcement of a joint investment from federal and provincial governments under the Canada-Saskatchewan Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF).
Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Hutchinson and Conservative MP Andrew Scheer announced $1.3 million to help fund infrastructure projects in the city. The money will help cover the cost of projects in the 2008 construction season.
“Regina and Saskatchewan are leading the country in growth, and growth places demands on our city infrastructure,” Hutchinson said. “These projects will help Regina maintain its reputation as a driver-friendly city while ensuring the goods and services produced here will arrive at their markets more quickly.”
Two of the projects include reconstruction of Albert Street between Hill Avenue and 23rd Avenue and the widening, including a left-hand turning lane, of the intersection at Quance Street and University Park Drive.
Under the initial Canada-Sakatchewan MRIF Agreement, the federal and provincial governments committed a combined $76 million to the fund, with participating communities contributing one-half of all costs, raising the total infrastructure investment to more than $152 million.