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Improvement to Alberta highways through government funding

Last Updated May 7, 2020 at 5:10 pm MDT

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CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Alberta government says about 500 people will be getting back to work on highways across the province after funding will be provided to help fix the roads.

Some of the projects set to begin over the next few months in the Central Region include Highway 855 rehabilitation just south of Stettler, paving on Highway 9 west of Youngstown, and LED lighting retrofit in Central Alberta.

These projects are part of the UCP’s $2 billion commitment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Every region of the province has felt the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the collapse of energy prices. We are doing everything we can to get Albertans back to work, and these projects will create good jobs for central Albertans while improving driving conditions and ensuring our important transportation corridors are ready to support the region’s businesses and job creators, once the economy recovers,” Minister of Transportation Ric McIver said in a statement.

An additional $60 million will be made available across the province to repair potholes and complete critical safety measures.