Edmonton’s infrastructure, the basic structural foundation of the city, includes the vast network of roads, bridges, sewers, recreation centres, libraries, and other assets that serve the diverse needs of our growing population.
As the owner of billions of dollars worth of infrastructure, the City needs to be knowledgeable about the assets it owns. Edmonton was the first city in Canada to develop a comprehensive inventory of its infrastructure assets.
All City departments responsible for the physical infrastructure provide data to the Office of Infrastructure and Funding Strategy. The data is evaluated according to age, value and condition and then analyzed using management tools to ascertain the level of investment needed to maintain the majority of the City’s very significant asset base in a state of good repair and reduce the percentage of assets in poor or very poor condition.