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STEP ONE on the way to getting the Waverley underpass to be a reality

May 10, 2013

May, 2013 - Thank you everyone who wrote and called in expressing their support for the Waverly Underpass and continue to do so.

There has been progress.  In the 2013 City of Winnipeg Capital Budget, $1.2 Million is allocated to get the project ready for funding opportunities including Federal Infrastructure Funding potentially becoming available in the next few years.  The $1.2 Million includes preliminary engineering, study and public consultation which makes the project “shovel ready” for potential partner funding.    There is no date set for the consultation yet but I will keep you informed.  In the meantime register your support for the project by contacting the office at 204-986-5236 or email us at jorlikow@winnipeg.ca.   This is a project that will need all levels of government working together to bring it to completion. To this end I have been meeting with other elected officials to garner support in preparation of the next steps.    I will continue to keep you posted as we move forward. I am hopeful that we will hear more about Community Consultations in the fall.   The Steps to Completion   Step One:       Obtain funding for initial study, engineering and public consultation to get the project “shovel ready” for Federal Funding      Step Two:      Ensure the Waverley underpass fits within the neighbourhood and takes traffic around existing neighbourhoods.     Step Three:   Obtain funding                         to build it.