October 14, 2014 -- Judy Wasylycia-Leis today recommitted to investments in local and regional roads that will enable the rebuilding of Winnipeg’s key routes if she is elected mayor.
Speaking beside a crumbling section of Roblin Boulevard in front of the Assiniboine Park Zoo, Judy highlighted how important it is that key routes are in excellent condition for Winnipeg drivers and visitors to the community.
"The poor conditions of our roads create headaches for Winnipeg drivers and leave an unfavourable impression on visitors who come here to see world-class attractions such as The Journey to Churchill exhibit," Wasylycia-Leis said. "Investments in regional and local streets are critical to the economic health of our city."
Judy's four year, $400-million investment is an important component of her plan to make Winnipeg A City That Works. Her commitments include:
- Fixing City Hall
- Rebuilding Our Infrastructure
- Protecting City Services
- Creating Opportunities
Judy will build on the $340 million in road construction already approved by city council by investing a further $60 million in local and regional roads over the next four years, while keeping property taxes affordable.
In addition, Judy has committed that $20 million of the $400-million local and regional roads budget is dedicated to active transportation projects.
“I am committed to the priorities of Winnipeggers,” said Judy. “A City That Works means roads that work.”