The yet-to-be completed portion of Stoney Trail, which will eventually connect the Trans-Canada Highway in the west with Macleod Trail (Highway 2A), received a funding boost on Thursday afternoon as the federal government announced its plan to contribute nearly $583M towards the project.

"We are proud to invest in the Calgary Southwest Ring road, which will help drivers reach their destinations more quickly and safely,” said Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Multiculturalism. “In fact, the Government's support for public infrastructure has never been stronger. We want to ensure that infrastructure funding continues to flow in Alberta and across Canada."

Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure Brian Mason, Calgary-Centre MP Joan Crockatt, and Ward 13 Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart attended the funding announcement in the southwest community of Signal Hill.

Financial support for the southwest ring road project will be supplied from the $4B New Building Canada Fund’s National Infrastructure Funding and is subject to undisclosed eligibility requirements of the fund.

The provincial government will cover all remaining costs associated with the project.

“Our government welcomes this investment from the Government of Canada, and we look forward to working with all levels of government to deliver the vital transportation infrastructure that Albertans depend on," said Mason.

Plans for the southwest ring road project, a 31 kilometre stretch of highway, will include the construction of 46 bridges, 14 interchanges and a bridge spanning the CP Rail line.

Earlier this month, the provincial government and the Tsuu T’ina Nation announced the southwest portion of the ring road would be completed before the end of 2022.

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