The Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Alberta announce new major infrastructure funding
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, announced funding to construct the southwest portion of the Calgary Ring Road.
The new highway will reduce congestion and commute times, so that Alberta families can spend less time on the road and more time with their loved ones. The Ring Road will also strengthen the economy and make it easier for people – and products – to move across the province and the country.
Both governments agree that modern and efficient roadways are crucial to encouraging economic activity, facilitating trade, and creating good-paying, middle class jobs. When well-planned infrastructure makes it easier for middle class Canadians to get to work on time, bring their kids to school, or make it to the grocery store, the entire economy benefits.
The Government of Canada remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve travel time, strengthen our communities, and help grow the Canadian economy.
"Strategic investments in infrastructure not only create good, well-paying jobs that help the middle class grow and prosper today, they also deliver sustained economic growth that will help build the Canada of tomorrow. We need our transportation networks to be as modern and efficient as possible. Less congestion means less time spent in traffic, increased connections between our communities, and more support for tourism and for local, national, and international trade."
—Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
"This agreement has been a long time in the making. It has been achieved now by a partnership that is based on a shared commitment to the economy, families and quality of life in the Calgary region and the Tsuut'ina Nation. We welcome the federal contribution to this important transportation project. Alberta values the partnership that is achieving the benefits of the Calgary Ring Road, and its potential to realize future opportunities for Albertans."
—Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta
"The Southwest Calgary Ring Road has been a long time coming and I'm very pleased to see it moving ahead. This project requires unprecedented partnership between all orders of government including our Tsuut'ina neighbours. I'm proud of the work my colleagues at the City of Calgary have done to support this project and we remain available to help in whatever way we can."
—His Worship Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary