Investing in infrastructure

Building the roads, transit, schools and other facilities needed to support the economy and create jobs.

Overview

A province-wide slowdown in the construction industry accompanied the drop in oil prices. Investing in infrastructure today will help stimulate the economy and keep thousands of tradespeople, equipment operators, engineers and other professionals at work, giving them the means to support their families.

Capital plan highlights

We're investing $29.5 billion over the next 4 years to build and maintain the infrastructure Alberta’s families and communities need.

  • ​$7.6 billion in municipal infrastructure support, including $4.8 billion under the Municipal Sustainability Initiative and $0.8 billion for GreenTRIP
  • $4.7 billion for capital maintenance and renewal to ensure public facilities will continue to serve the needs of Albertans
  • $3.8 billion for climate change and environmental sustainability
  • $4.5 billion for health infrastructure including $400 million towards the planning and implementation of a new hospital in Edmonton, starting in 2018-19
  • $3.1 billion for roads and bridges
  • $2.6 billion for schools
  • $754 million for post-secondary capital projects
  • $100 million to support Albertans living on reserves who do not have reliable access to clean drinking water

2017 Capital Plan

Current projects

As of September 2017, there are 316 major capital projects underway ($5 million or more). This includes:

  • 114 school projects
  • 69 road and bridge projects
  • 19 Affordable Supportive Living Initiative Projects
  • 33 Seniors and Housing projects
  • 32 major health facility projects
  • 10 Service Alberta information technology projects
  • 12 government facilities projects
  • 8 post secondary projects
  • 17 Environment and Parks projects (8 flood mitigation, 4 regional parks, 5 other)
  • 2 Municipal Affairs projects (Disaster Recovery Program Transformation and the Regional Library Systems Headquarters)

Federal funding

In addition, the Government of Canada has committed to a significant new investment in Canada’s infrastructure. Alberta will build on our strategic partnership with Canada’s new federal government to ensure federal investment in Alberta infrastructure promotes diversification and job creation as quickly as possible.