Premier Jason Kenney was in Plamondon on Friday afternoon to announce plans that would allow for more job opportunities in the area.
Highway 858 is needing repaving, and the Government of Alberta will be paying around $400,000 for the 800-metre section of highway.
Lac La Biche’s Mayor, Omer Moghrabi, fully supports the project.
“Building and supporting rural infrastructure in Alberta is key. Our County is pleased that the province recognizes that all Albertans must be served equally regardless of where they live by paving Main Street Plamondon, one of our municipality’s main centres,” said Moghrabi.
“We look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues in the Government of Alberta and the Ministry of Transportation.”
More projects on the way for Plamondon
Through Alberta’s Recovery Plan, Plamondon also received $1.8 million to go towards two lift stations, which will help transport wastewater from Plamondon to Lac La Biche. This system upgrade will benefit around 350 residents.
“Alberta’s Recovery Plan is about creating jobs today while ensuring our province has the infrastructure to support our growth in the future,” said Premier Jason Kenney.
“These improvements to vital infrastructure in Plamondon will do just that: create jobs when they are needed most, while building lasting projects to make life better. Our recovery plan will get Albertans working again all across our province.”