The County of Stettler No. 6 logo.

County provided with more than $42K for bridge maintenance projects

Alberta’s Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program will support 87 municipal road, bridge and community airport projects.

Alberta’s Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) will support 87 municipal road, bridge and community airport projects in 50 communities across the province in 2017-18, with the County of Stettler receiving more than $42,000 for three bridge maintenance projects in Big Valley and Red Willow.

According to Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure, STIP funding will be bolstering the province’s rural municipalities.

“It helps our rural and smaller urban municipalities sustain their local transportation infrastructure which contributes to a higher quality of life in these communities,” Mason said. “Investing in our towns and counties through STIP will not only ensure they have the roads and bridges they need to grow sustainably, but will also help to create good-paying construction and engineering jobs.”

Based on the submissions/applications, the County of Stettler will receive a grant of 75 per cent of the estimated eligible project costs for the following projects, all for bridge maintenance: BF 02005 up to $18,750; BF 07002 up to $15,000; and BF 06719 up to $9,000.

“We are extremely happy to have received bridge funding from Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation to make some much-needed repairs to some of our bridges,” Reeve Wayne Nixon said. “One of those bridges is in my area, it is a criticial school bus and agricultural route and it has been restricted to 10 tonnes for quite some time now. This funding helps and makes projects a lot easier to fit into our budget.”

Nixon also noted, “I would like to recognize that a very important part of receiving these grants lies in how we prepare and present our grant applications. Everything is taken into consideration when awarding grants, and our County’s preparation, research and effort put into the application process puts us in a favourable position to those reviewing and allocating the grant funding and I thank the county for that.”

The final grant amount will be based on the actual eligible costs at the time of the project completion.

Mason stated that through the Budget 2017, the Alberta government has made a historic investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges, transit, and water infrastructure, and this investment will help stimulate the province’s economic recovery and get Albertans back to work.

Budget 2017 includes $100 million in STIP funding over three years with more than $37 million approved for projects in 2017-18 for municipal infrastructure, including local road bridges, resource roads and community airports in rural Alberta.

The Government of Alberta restored funding to STIP as part of its $29.5-billion Capital Plan that is putting Albertans back to work, connecting communities and improving safety and travel on the roads and highways.


Just Posted

Man Van coming to Stettler next month

Free PSA blood tests to screen for prostate cancer on April 7, 2018

Consort RCMP arrest five people on drug charges

Police seized cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA with assistance from the Edmonton ALERT team

Motorcycle safety: who’s to blame?

Riders need to look in the mirror first before blaming others

Minister Phillips: no water licenses stripped from producers

NDP minister says some licenses accidentally, not intentionally, closed

Summer Villages file dispute over proposed RV Resort

County of Stettler cannot proceed to second reading during Saturday’s Public Hearing

Feds promise more service dogs for vets with PTSD

Questions ahead as federal budget paves the way for more on service dogs for vets with PTSD

Notorious Russian troll farm also took swipes at Canadian targets

Targets included oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Cirque du Soleil aerialist dies after fall during Florida show

Longtime performer fell while performing in VOLTA

Canadian Paralympic team picked up record 28 medals

The 55 athletes strong had set a cautious goal of 17 medals for PyeongChang

Canadian comic Mike MacDonald dies at 63

Ottawa-born comedian had performed on David Letterman

Young Jersey cow takes Saturday night walk through Ponoka

Ponoka residents help police locate runaway bovine, which was safely collected.

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

PHOTOS: Team Tanner takes in northern lights in Yellowknife

The aurora borealis and storm hunters photograph Yellowknife’s picturesque night skies

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Most Read

Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.