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Environmental review continues for proposed Prince Edward Island highway construction project

Daily Commercial News

Staff with the Prince Edward Island Department of Environment, Labour and Justice are reviewing the environmental impact of the proposed 6.2-kilometre controlled access highway, which will reroute part of the Trans-Canada Highway between Bonshaw and New Haven.

The project is a proposal to build 6.2 kilometres of new and upgraded highway to realign the existing Trans-Canada Highway from the St. Catherines Road in Bonshaw to a point east of West River Road (Route 9) in New Haven.

“The period for public response to this proposal has ended and over 250 people have contacted government in order to offer their views of the project and to raise questions about its environmental impact," Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry stated in a press release. "My staff are looking at all the public submissions, as well as information received from a Technical Review Committee and the project’s proponent the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, before bringing forward recommendations to me."

According to a description of the Trans-Canada highway re-alignment prepared by Stantec Consulting Ltd. for the PEI government, the highway will be two lanes with a speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour with sections access controlled.


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