The Herald http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/heraldActive Transportation Bridge gets some recognition
Two recent construction projects in Elmwood were recognized by the Canadian Public Works Association.
The Disraeli Active Transportation Bridge received the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA)’s 2014 Project of the Year award in the Transportation Category for a construction project valued at more than $5 million.
"The Manitoba government is proud Winnipeggers can travel more easily and enjoy public space in healthy ways, thanks to investments like this one in the Disraeli Bridge," Minister of Labour and Immigration Erna Braun said in a statement. "Investments in public infrastructure help build stronger communities and a better quality of life for all Manitobans."
"The Disraeli Active Transportation Bridge is a key artery of active transportation in our city and has already served our citizens well," Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert), chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works, said in a statement. "Active transportation is important for the health, well-being and economic development of our city, and we look forward to expanding our active transportation networks in other areas of Winnipeg."
The City of Winnipeg’s Public Works East Yard Complex — located on Thomas Avenue south of Nairn Avenue — was also honoured by the CPWA in the Environmental Category. The yard’s long-term sustainability has been recognized with a LEED Gold Certification.
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