The Saskatchewan government has announced 14 million dollars to improve rural roads, bridges and culverts across the province.
SARM administers the Municipal Roads for the Economy Program and president Ray Orb says the funding is welcome news.
He says SARM has been lobbying for continuation of the Municipal Roads for the Economy program.
Grants cover up to 50 percent of the costs of road projects and 30 to 90 percent of the costs of bridge and culvert replacements.
Eleven RM’s will receive grants this year, with funding the same as last year.
The Clearing the Path corridors will receive a significant portion of this year’s grants.
This year, 6.6 million dollars will be invested in providing rural communities with access to primary weight roads to facilitate economic development.
Orb says Saskatchewan’s growth is fueled by resource exports and the rural road rebuilding program ensures money is invested back into supporting those exports.