The provincial government of Calgary has stated that, despite environmental concerns, it is going to continue to construct the southwest Calgary ring road. The project is to cost the taxpayer $1.42 billion and will run through the wetlands surrounding the local area. These wetlands are of importance to environmentalists. This is to preserve the biodiversity of the area and maintain their habitats. The company, KGL Constructors, has been granted permission to fill in 24 of the wetlands permanently in order to construct the road.