February 8, 2016 8:39 pm
Updated: February 8, 2016 8:43 pm

City of Regina requesting $30 million for infrastructure

The City of Regina's overpasses and roads are on the list of repairs that are expected to be covered by incoming federal money.

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REGINA – The City of Regina’s overpasses and roads are on the list of repairs that are expected to be covered by incoming federal money.

Of the $300 million in funding promised for infrastructure needs in Saskatchewan, the city is requesting $30 million for needed repair projects.

That stimulus is something Mayor Michael Fougere said will help move the slowing economy forward.

“We’re hoping in the coming weeks, we’ll know exactly what projects have been approved,” he said.

“We’re looking for a transit garage renewal, that’s one big one and the Winnipeg street overpass and several other bridges and roads.”

There’s currently no timeline on when the money will come in.

“We have talking now, action will need to come forward very quickly, but conversation has been very positive. The Prime Minister was positive. The Minister of Infrastructure was very positive about how he wants to move forward very quickly.  There’s good news for everybody,” Fougere said.

The mayor said he’s hopeful the continuing partnerships between the federal and provincial government will see to a more long-term plan for sustainable infrastructure.

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