The Houston government has released a $1.6 billion capital budget for the 2023-24 budget year.
The single largest expenditure is nearly half a billion dollars for highway projects — $498.5 million.
The biggest highway projects are:
• Highway 101: twinning from Three Mile Plains to Falmouth, including an aboiteaux
• Highway 102, the Aerotech Connector, which in the past I’ve jokingly referred to as the highway from Barry Dalrymple’s house in Wellington to the airport
• Highway 103: twinning from Ingramport to Hubbards, and the Bridgewater interchange and connector
• Highway 107: Burnside connector
• Highway 014: twinning from Sutherlands River to Antigonish
The budget is also heavy on health expenditures, including:
• $275.1 million towards the redevelopment of the Halifax Infirmary and the Cape Breton Hospital
• $91 million for the construction or redevelopment other hospitals and health care centres around the province
• $57.7 million for the One Person One Record electronic health record program
• $33.2 million for the outpatient facility in Bayers Lake, which will be completed in the budget year
• $43.3 million for other health-related construction projects
Additionally, $240.8 million is allocated for building and renovating schools, of which $40 million is for module units.
Another $97.2 million going towards three residence projects at community colleges, and the Sydney waterfront campus.