CEDF is Happy to be a Supporting Role to the Thompson Regional Airport Authority’s New Terminal Building

March 30, 2023

The Manitoba government is investing more than $420 million in vital transportation routes and infrastructure over the next five years to build stronger northern communities and create opportunities now for generations to come, Transportation and infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk announced on March 28, 2023.

The Manitoba government’s 2023 Multi-year Infrastructure Investment Strategy invests in northern communities with strategic initiatives that:

  • Improve seven northern airports with more than $75 million invested in two new airport terminal buildings, approximately 150,000 sq.-m. of runway repairs.
  • $15 million to the Thompson Regional Airport Authority.

The Thompson Regional Airport Authority will receive $15 million to construct a new terminal building and the redevelopment of both airside and landside infrastructure. The new terminal will offer a culturally sensitive air travel experience for Indigenous peoples including a dedicated area for elders.

The Manitoba government will also improve existing infrastructure and connectivity to northern communities includes:

  • $98.3 million on Provincial Road (PR) 283 for a new bridge at the Pasquia River and bituminous reconstruction from Saskatchewan boundary to PTH 10 at The Pas. Once complete, this section will support Manitoba’s heaviest allowable loads and will complete 39.7 km of the trade and commerce grid.
  • $4.5 million to build a new airport access road off PR 391 to better serve the Thompson airport.

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