ICAP spending begins

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The first projects have been approved under the Infrastructure Canada-Alberta Program (ICAP), and some participating communities can expect to see road improvements as a result.

The program, initiated in October 2000, will result on over $500 million in projects across the province, many of which will be transportation-oriented.

“The success of the new infrastructure program is based on the partnership between the Government of Canada, Alberta Government and municipalities,” says Senator Joyce Fairbairn. “Its greatest strength, however, is that it is driven from the grassroots level. Local infrastructure projects are being put forth by communities to help improve or protect our environment, make use of new technologies, or provide new, environmentally-friendly ways of delivering services to Canadians.”

Several Alberta municipalities received approval for road improvement projects under the program, that ICAP feels will improve safety and aesthetics.

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