In its 2021 construction season, the city of Edmonton will work on 268 capital projects, employing an estimated 13,000 people.
On Tuesday, the city said current construction projects include bridges, LRT expansion, freeway conversions, neighborhood renovations, new playgrounds and park upgrades.
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“The $ 1 billion that will be spent this year on capital construction is investment in the city, which we love,” said Adam Laughlin, deputy city manager of Integrated Infrastructure Services.
“It is an investment in our future. We are planning a city where people want to live, where they think they are, where they have opportunities to thrill, and where they can freely use everything that makes Edmonton great Huh. “
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In a news release, the city said the capital projects strengthen Edmonton’s economic recovery, by providing jobs and hiring more than 300 businesses, subcontractors and suppliers that are locally owned or based in Edmonton.
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The city said 93 percent of its capital is on budget and 79 percent is on schedule.
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“We have ambitious goals this season,” Laughlin said. “But we’ve done it before. 2020 was a major year for construction in Edmonton. We’ll do it again. And safely.”
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