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Alberta announces funding approval for eight infrastructure projects

DCN-JOC News Services
Alberta announces funding approval for eight infrastructure projects

EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta has announced eight infrastructure projects have been approved for federal and provincial funding.

The province is investing more than $23.3 million and the federal government is putting in more than $19.2 million through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), while municipalities and other communities will contribute more than $6.2 million.

“Building vital infrastructure is a key part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. Ensuring communities and organizations can get started on the planning and construction of these ICIP projects figures prominently in our plan to create needed jobs and boost local economies where it matters most,” said Alberta Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda in a statement.

The following projects were approved.

  • A $33.9 million project to complete the County of Vermillion River’s ACE Water Transmission System Completion project has been approved with $13.3 million earmarked from the federal government, the province contributing approximately $16.6 million and the Alberta Central East Water Corporation providing $3.9 million. The completed project will serve the Village of Myrnam to Derwent, Two Hills to Duvernay, Kitscoty to Paradise Valley, Village of Marwayne to Dewberry and Clandonald.
  • The Highway 12/21 Regional Water Services Commission Phase 6 and 7 of the Regional Water Transmission Line completion project at just over $8.5 million has been approved for the Highway 12/21 Regional Water Services Commission. The federal government will provide $3.4 million and the province will invest $4.2 million with the Highway 12/21 Regional Water Services Commission providing $852,280.  The project improves water supply provisions for the Town of Bashaw, the Villages of Alex, Clive, Edberg, Ferintosh, and the Counties of Camrose and Lacombe.
  • Two projects have been approved for Wainwright, Alta. The Municipal District of Wainwright Greenshields Lagoon Rehabilitation project has a total cost of $1.09 million with federal funding of $438,700, and the province providing $365,547, while the Municipal District of Wainwright provides $292,503. The other project is an upgrade of the Town of Wainwrights wastewater lagoon with a total project cost of $2.6 million, comprised of $1.04 million of federal funding, provincial funding of $866,580 and $693,420 from the Town of Wainwright.
  • The Village of Consort Aquatic Facility Upgrades project will cost a total of $1.5 million with the federal government providing $622,400, the province providing $808,600 and Special Area No. $ providing $125,000.
  • The Town of Bashaw Lagoon Upgrade project has a project cost of $715,226 with the federal government providing $286,090, the province providing $250,329 and the Town of Bashaw providing $178,807.
  • A water treatment plant upgrade has been approved for the Town of Provost, which will cost a total of $250,000 with $100,000 from the federal government, $83,325 from the province and $66,675 from the Town of Provost.
  • The Village of Riley’s Lift Station will get an upgrade at a total cost of $220,000 with provincial funding of $73,326, federal investment of $88,000 and a contribution of $58,674 from the Village of Riley.

“New and upgraded water infrastructure is critical to communities across our province. Together with more than $10 billion in infrastructure spending through Alberta’s Recovery Plan, these strategic investments will back Alberta’s economic recovery,” Alberta Minister of Transportation Ric McIver added.

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