City of Thompson Awarded $40 Million For Road Renewal Program Through ICIP

The Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba have announced that the City of Thompson will be receiving $40 million towards its Road Renewal Program as part of the 2019 Investing In Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP)’s Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream.

The grant includes a federal contribution of $20M, a provincial contribution of $13.3M, and a $6.7M contribution from the City of Thompson. The grant will fund renewal of nearly 20km of 24 different roads in the community over a five-year period, almost a fifth of Thompson’s entire road network:

Roads scheduled for renewal through the $40M ICIP grant awarded on July 26, 2021. Construction will take place over a 5-year period.
Thompson Drive North + SouthPublic Lane
Nelson RoadBeaver Crescent
Deerwood DriveElk Bay
Caribou RoadFox Bay
Lynx CrescentSilver Street
Riverside DriveJuniper Drive
Nickel RoadSpruce Road
Princeton DriveWestwood Drive
Mallard CrescentSandpiper Crescent
Pintail CrescentWolf Street
Coral CrescentHayes Road
Seal RoadStation Road

“Council and administration have been working for three years to achieve this funding. We can’t understate what a massive investment this is: this is equal to a year’s worth of the City’s budget, dedicated exclusively to road work,” said Mayor Collen Smook. “Thompson is bigger than the people who live here: we are the Hub of the North, and people from across the region rely on our infrastructure year-round. This massive investment, from federal and provincial governments, recognizes our critical role in the north.”

“We’re still working hard behind the scenes, and this is just the start of more good things coming for the City,” she added.

Read the Provincial announcement, along with the other projects awarded funding under the RNI Stream, here: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=51899&posted=2021-07-26

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