Infrastructure ranks high in Alberta’s 2022 Capital Plan
By Adam FreillBridges Construction Infrastructure Institutional Roads
Roads, bridges, schools and healthcare facilities share in $20.2 billion of planned spending.
In its in Budget 2022 Capital Plan, Alberta’s provincial government has outlined its plan to spend more than $20 billion to fund projects over the next three years as it builds for the province’s future.
The plan aims to expand capacity in the healthcare system, build schools, and provide grants to municipalities for their infrastructure, provincial roads and bridges, as well as fund capital maintenance and renewal projects to maintain existing assets.
“Alberta’s government is making historic investments to move our province forward as a part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan,” stated Premier Jason Kenney. “That means expanding capacity in the healthcare system and building priority infrastructure in every corner of the province.”
“Investment in building and modernizing critical public infrastructure is playing a key part in Alberta’s economic recovery,” added Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure.
The plan includes almost $6 billion to build municipal infrastructure, $1.8 billion for roads and bridges, $2.2 billion for healthcare facilities and $1.5 billion for schools.
The province currently has 66 schools and 24 health projects in planning, design, tender or construction phases.