244 more MEEP projects added by the province

More Municipal Economic Enhancement Program, or MEEP, projects have been approved by the provincial government.

244 additional projects, valued at close to 89 million dollars, are being added. Now More than 740 projects have been approved, reflecting an investment of 127 million dollars.

Government Relations minister Lori Carr says MEEP projects are a key component of the province’s “booster shot” for the economy due to COVID-19, adding the funding will kick start shovel-ready projects to support job creation and growth.

The recently-approved projects include:

• City of Regina, $30.9 million for: Roof Replacement, Residential Road Renewal, Energy Monitoring and Optimization Infrastructure, Outdoor Rink, Wascana Pool, Municipal Justice Building, New Sidewalks, Sidewalk Conversion to Multi-Use Pathway and Pavement Markings

• City of Saskatoon, $35.5 million for: City-Wide Paved Roadways Preservation, Downtown Festival Site, Roadside Safety Improvements, Neighbourhood Traffic Safety Upgrades and City-Wide Sidewalk Rehabilitation

• City of Swift Current, $2.3 million for: Fairview Arena Floor and Header Replacement and Friesen Street Storm Line Rehabilitation

• City of Yorkton, $2.3 million for: Roadway Rehabilitation, Water Main Replacement Program and Broadway St. East Revitalization.

MEEP funding needs to be used by municipalities by March 31, 2022.

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