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Brandon's Keystone Centre receives govt. funding to help resurface parking lot

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: July 27, 2021 09:34

Money also being provided to projects in seven other communities in Westman

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The Manitoba and federal governments are investing over $180,000 to help resurface the parking lot at the Keystone Centre. It's just a portion of over $76 million towards 17 infrastructure projects in the province aimed to improve municipal transportation.

In a news release, the governments of Canada and Manitoba said these projects will create jobs, improve road safety, and ensure long-term sustainable infrastructure while building strong and well-connected communities.

Also receiving funding in Westman include the airports in Erickson and Russell-Bincarth to resurface the runway, and apron area. The airport in Erickson will get $572,474, and the Russell-Bincarth airport will receive $369,792. 

The Municipality of Gilbert Plains will also get $226,325 to create four retention dams within 4.8 km north of Riding Mountain National Park, while Hamiota will get $3,837,607 that will be used to help renew 
approximately 108 km of roadway, upgrading the weight and volume capacity within the municipal truck route network. 

In Melita, the town is getting $168 985 to pave approximately 400 m of Milennium Drive and micro-seal approximately 350 m of Poplar Street and Dobbyn Street, and in Virden, $1,477,548 is being provided to help replace the 7th Avenue North Bridge.

Finally, the RM of Oakview will get $1,573,320 to pave six segments of five existing municipal roadways within the townsite of Oak River.

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