Roads & Paving
Investing in Alberta’s highway network
March 12, 2020 By Rock to Road
Alberta – Over the next three years, a total of $5.7 billion will be invested in maintaining and repairing Alberta highways and supporting water management and flood recovery projects, along with various grant programs.
Approximately $1.17 billion will be put toward maintaining and improving the condition of Alberta’s existing highways and bridges. These investments will ensure Albertans can travel safely and efficiently and get the best value for their tax dollars by extending the lifespan of our highway network and reducing the need for expensive reconstruction in the future.
Budget 2020 also includes $2.3 billion for road and bridge construction projects across Alberta, including the Calgary and Edmonton Ring Roads, improvements to Deerfoot Trail in Calgary and other important projects, including continued twinning work on the Peace River Bridge.
“We have heard loud and clear that Albertans want us to focus on fixing our existing roads and bridges. At the same time, we need to think creatively about getting key projects built that boost the economic potential of regions across the province. Budget 2020 provides the public infrastructure that families and communities need by making targeted investments on projects that will create jobs and get Alberta’s economy back on track,” said Ric McIver, Minister of Transportation.
Government will focus on projects that grow the economy by creating jobs and promoting trade. This includes working with job creators and investors to find creative ways to fund new infrastructure projects that may not otherwise get built.
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