RED DEER, ALTA. — The Alberta government is accelerating the procurement process on a signature project.
The invitational bid process is expected to run this month for the Red Deer Justice Centre, a government release stated.
“Continued spending on needed infrastructure projects is critical to supporting jobs and boosting the economy as we build Alberta after the pandemic. That’s why Infrastructure is driving ahead with this new large-scale construction project that will support the development of approximately 750 direct construction jobs for Alberta workers and engineers,” said Alberta Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda in the release.
“Our justice system needs tools and resources to run effectively and efficiently, which is why it is great to see this progress on the Red Deer Justice Centre project. It will get Albertans back to work while it’s built and provide Red Deer and area with the justice centre it needs when completed,” added Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer.
The new courthouse will be built in downtown Red Deer and will have 16 courtrooms, 12 of which will be fully built and the other four shelled for future use. The building will also include required court technology, security provisions, space requirements and public access.
“Government is actively identifying other shovel-ready projects and working with industry partners to act quickly to keep companies across the province and their workers employed,” the release stated.