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Saskatchewan fixing aging culverts, bridges in rural areas of province


August 12, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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Saskatchewan is spending $2.1 million to replace culverts and bridges in rural areas across the province that have reached the end of their service life.

The funding, from the federal government and the province, will cover the costs of five projects – though the announcement didn’t specify exactly where the construction will be happening.

“Rural bridges are key to the ability to efficiently move goods and services on the local transportation network,” the province said in a press release. “Replacing culverts reduces the risk of flooding, improves road conditions, and results in a more reliable rural road network.”

Ottawa is providing $871,237 in funding while the provincial government is contributing more than $1.2 million.

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Providing communities with reliable and sustainable infrastructure is a shared priority for both governments, it said.

The Government of Canada is investing $621,201 in five projects under the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, as well as a further $250,036 to one of the projects under the Canada Community-Building Fund, for a combined total investment of $871,237.

For projects requiring consultations with Indigenous groups, funding is conditional on all consultation requirements being met.

The Government of Saskatchewan is also contributing over $1.2 million toward these five projects. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are over $1.6 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.