Two roads in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie will soon have new names.

RM Council debated renaming PTH 1 South Service Road from Angle Road to Road 34W, to 'East Angle Road' and the road between Cottonwood Drive and PTH 1 North Service Road to 'Hillside Drive' at their regular meeting this week. It was read at Tuesday's meeting and the decision is expected to officially pass at their October 12th meeting.

Ryan Kontzie, Ward 3 councillor, tells PortageOnline that the decision to rename these roads was an easy one, as some residents were inconvenienced.

"The road naming was made for some clarification. Residents were having problems with Google Earth or getting deliveries," says Kontzie. "It was confusing for people to find the properties, so we thought it would make it easier for everyone involved."

The process of deciding the new names was a simple one.

"Council gave it some thought, and there was a discussion, and those were the names that were put forward."