Release- STIP Applications Unsuccessful
Lethbridge County Provincial STIP Grants to replace Bridge and Upgrade Market Access Network haul routes Unsuccessful
LETHBRIDGE COUNTY – On Wednesday this week the provincial government announced more than $37 million for projects that will support 87 municipal road, bridge and community airport projects in 50 communities across the province in 2017-18. Unfortunately, despite significant lobbying efforts by Lethbridge County Council and the submission of two grant applications, the County did not receive any funding.
Lethbridge County had submitted a Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) grant application for replacement of a bridge on a local road (TWP Rd 222) that was built in 1965 and is at the end of its service life. The County also applied for $13 million of funding through the Resource Road Program to complete the Modified Aggregate Calcium Chloride Base Stabilization of 188 kms (117 miles) of Market Access Network haul routes beginning in the 2017 construction season.
Acting Reeve Henry Doeve says “it is very disappointing that Lethbridge County did not receive any STIP grant funding this time but Council will continue to work hard at its lobbying efforts on behalf of its citizens, businesses and agricultural producers. We will also continue to move forward with improving our market access network to ensure our infrastructure remains safe and reliable for everyone and that our Lethbridge County producers are able to get their product to market.”
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