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ICAP provides funding for Alberta infrastructure programs

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Several road improvement projects are among the 53 community infrastructure projects approved la...


EDMONTON, Alta. — Several road improvement projects are among the 53 community infrastructure projects approved last week under the Infrastructure Canada-Alberta Program (ICAP).

The projects total $23.3 million, and are the latest installments in a program signed two years ago. Under the program, the federal government partners with the province and municipalities to ensure funding for various infrastructure projects.

"ICAP is an important part of the federal government’s commitment to improving the quality of life for all Canadians," says Health Minister, Anne McLelland, who was on-hand in Edmonton for the announcement. "Together, with our provincial and municipal partners, we are helping to lay the foundation for sustained long-term economic growth."

MLA Ian McClelland was also present, representing Alberta’s Transportation Minister, Ed Stelmach. He said "ICAP is grassroots-driven and responds to the infrastructure priorities identified by each community."

Under ICAP, up to two-thirds of the costs of each project is paid for by the federal and provincial governments.

Coutts is one Alberta city that will use the money to improve its roads. Crowsnest Pass will also be dedicating some of the funds towards its roads, particularly those used by U.S. travellers. The Town of Gibbons will be improving 51st St. at a cost of $139,000. Grande Prairie, Larkspur, Nobleford, Spruce Grove, Thorhild and Tofield also had road improvement projects approved for funding under the program.


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