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Alberta to increase infrastructure spending

CALGARY, Alta. -- Alberta's provincial budget has yet to be announced, but Premier Ralph Klein has hinted at the sp...


CALGARY, Alta. — Alberta’s provincial budget has yet to be announced, but Premier Ralph Klein has hinted at the spending of $5.5 billion on provincial infrastructure.

The City of Calgary is already planning how to spend the money, and it’s expected the city will use its share to complete a $200 million portion of the ring road which will be completed by 2007.

“We anticipated the money was coming, but it’s very encouraging to see confirmation ahead of the budget … it shows a real commitment by the province to the project,” Malcolm Logan, Calgary’s manager of transportation planning recently told local media.

The stretch of ring road to receive attention includes the extension of Stoney Tr. from Deerfoot Tr. to the Trans-Canada Hwy. It could take 20 years to complete the entire ring road.


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