Fifteen communities in Alberta have been given a total of $12.1 million for infrastructure projects. The announcemetn was made November 10.
The infrastructure projects received the funding through the Infrastructure Canada-Alberta Program. They include cultural and recreational facilities, clean drinking water and wastewater projects, and projects to promote sound environmental practices.
Edmonton received $1.3 million to restore nine civic historic sites, including the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, the Ortona Armouries, Strathcona Library, Mill Creek Trestle Bridge, and the John Walter Houses/Shed and Hanger 14A.
Other projects include constructing local drainage infrastructure in Red Deer to reduce the flood risk for people living in the East Hill neighbourhood, a project worth $2.7 million. Another project, worth $2.3 million is to install 64 kilomeres of waterline to connect 100 rural water users to a municipal system in the district of Big Lakes. The Town of Morinville is to have a new sewer line, for $0.5 million.
To date 550 projects worth $454.5 milion have been announced in Alberta under the Infrastructure program.
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