Our province is looking to make improvements to the Louis Riel Bridge spanning the Red River in Ste. Agathe.

Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today that they are launching an online public engagement to consult with Manitobans.

"Our government continues to make major investments in building and strengthening Manitoba's infrastructure," says Schuler. "We are looking for public feedback with regards to a new proposed bridge on PR 305 over the Red River, near the community of Ste. Agathe. We want to ensure that our design not only maintains a safe, long-term crossing but also balances the interests of citizens and businesses in the area."

According to Schuler, the existing bridge was built in 1959 and serves as a vital link to Provincial Trunk Highway 75 that helps connect people, businesses and agricultural land on both sides of the Red River.

The Manitoba government has initiated a preliminary design study to identify and develop options for extending the service life of this bridge crossing. Public input is now being requested to better understand the effects of the project and gather feedback on the options being considered from the community.

To take part in the engagement, visit https://engagemb.ca starting today and the online public engagement will close May 13.