Rural Integrated Roads for Growth

The Rural Integrated Roads for Growth (RIRG), has replaced the Municipal Roads for the Economy Program (MREP).

Information involving the Clearing the Path incremental funding grants still to come.

Highlights of the RIRG:

  • Funding will be provided for roads, bridges and large diameter culverts;
  • Bridges will continue to be inspected on a three-year rotation;
  • Rural Road Traffic Count’s will work towards a three year rotation;
  • Introduction of a four-year rolling cap (Suspended for 2020-21 and 2021-22);
  • Electronic applications for road and bridge/culvert projects will be kept on file and eligible for three years;

Highlights of the Road Construction Program

  • The Clearing the Path (CTP) construction and Heavy Haul High Volume roads (HHHV) construction programs combined in the Road Construction Program;
  • Eligible projects must be a Rural Road Classification (RRC) 1 to 6 or located on a CTP corridor;
  • Funding cap of $500,000.00 per RM, per project, per year for Road Construction projects;
  • Asphalt surfacing will not be an eligible expenses;
  • All projects will have two-years to be completed.

Highlights of the Bridge and Large Diameter Culvert Initiative

  • Eligible projects must be a Rural Road Classification (RRC) 1 to 6 or located on a CTP corridor;
  • Funding cap of $500,000.00, per project;
  • Bridge maintenance/repairs will not be an eligible expenses, and;
  • All projects will have two-years to be completed.

Applications for the Road Construction Program and the Bridge and Large Diameter Culvert Initiative are now open. The EXTENDED deadline for applications is 11:59 pm on July 27, 2020.

Please note that due to time constraints the application guides for the Road Construction Program, the Bridge and Large Diameter Culvert Initiatives and the RIRG Policy Manual have not been updated to reflect the inclusion of Rural Road Class 6. 

Please see the application guide for the Road Construction Program and the Bridge and Large Diameter Culvert Initiative to apply.

RIRG Policy Manual

If you have questions or require more information please email info@rirg.ca or call 306.761.3747.
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