The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced more than $76.6 million in joint federal-provincial funding for 17 projects to improve municipal transportation infrastructure in the province.

The funding will go toward various projects such as road renewals and upgrades, bridge replacements, airport runway rehabilitation, and flood prevention infrastructure.

Over $4 million has been earmarked for priority grain roads rehabilitation in the Municipality of Rhineland, amounting to approximately 50 kilometres.

Rhineland will contribute an additional $800,000.

Also, over $720,000 will go towards replacing the Prawda School Road Inter-municipal Bridge between the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin and the R.M of Stuartburn.

Recipients of the project will add another $52,000.