Municipal Roads for the Economy Program (MREP)
The Municipal Roads for the Economy Program (MREP) provides funding assistance with annual funding provided by the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. There are three components of the MREP:
- Clearing the Path (CTP) Corridor Incremental Maintenance,
- Heavy Haul-High Volume Road and CTP Construction Projects, and
- Municipal Bridge Services.
A Program Management Board (PMB) with representation from SARM and the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is responsible for overseeing the MREP program.
Funding is allocated to projects that score the highest points when projects are ranked. The program does allow for substitutions.
Clearing the Path (CTP) Corridors
SARM works with municipalities, the provincial government, and transportation stakeholders to create a primary weight haul network of municipal roads known as Clearing the Path Corridors (CTP). The CTP network is designed to complement the existing system of primary roads, as well as provide primary weight access to communities currently without, to help attract economic development. More than 6,651 kilometres of primary weight roads have been designated under Clearing the Path. MREP provides annual incremental maintenance funding for CTP designated roads.
For more information, view CTP Corridor Program Members Only.
Heavy Haul-High Volume Road and CTP Construction Projects
MREP also provides financial assistance for Heavy Haul-High Volume Roads and CTP Road Construction upgrades to rural municipalities.
For more information on Heavy Haul-High Volume Road funding, view Members Only.
For more information on CTP Construction Funding, view Members Only.
HHHV and CTP Construction Projects must be a minimum of 800 meters for eligibility.
Municipal Bridge Program
The Municipal Bridge Program, a large component of MREP, provides engineering support and funding assistance for the repair and replacement of aging rural bridge and culvert infrastructure.
For more information, view Municipal Bridge Program Members Only.
For more information regarding the Heavy Haul and Clearing the Path programs, please contact:
For more information regarding the Municipal Bridge Program, Please contact:
Municipal Bridge Engineer