More than 31 municipalities and communities are set to receive $13 million through the Rural Integrated Roads for Growth (RIRG) program to address 34 projects.
The RIRG program has been a successful partnership program with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) for many years,” Highways Minister Jeremy Cockrill said. “These investments in rural economies promote growth and prioritizes the safety and quality of roads and bridges in rural Saskatchewan.”
RIRG provides financial support to rural municipalities (RMs) for the cost of constructing and upgrading rural infrastructure, which helps local industries including agriculture, energy and forestry. The program grants cover up to 50 per cent of each project’s total cost, to a maximum of $500,000.
“Rural municipalities maintain local infrastructure, which is supporting Saskatchewan’s rural-based industries and the provincial economy,” SARM President Ray Orb said. “The RIRG program provides financial support for rural roads which is important for our municipalities.”
The province will commit $13 million for a total of $47 million in estimated road, bridge+ and culvert project costs.
- RM of Pelly 301 will be allocated $200,000 while the RM of Insinger 275 will receive 500-thousand
- 500-thousand dollars will be allocated for the RM of Maryfield 91 & the RM of Rocanville 151
$500,000 allocation the RM of Elcapo 154 and RM of Ituna 246 of almost 360-thousand