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Federal government announces funds for dozens of infrastructure projects in Atlantic provinces

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Federal government announces funds for dozens of infrastructure projects in Atlantic provinces

OTTAWA — The federal government announced funding for dozens of infrastructure projects in three of Canada’s Atlantic provinces Aug. 30.

Projects to be funded include:


New Brunswick

  • An allocation of $28 million in federal-provincial funding is intended to mitigate the risk of flooding along Highway 11 and replace the Gallant Brook bridge in Shediac. The flood mitigation project involves replacing 24 culverts along 28 kilometres of Highway 11 between Bouctouche and Richibucto. In the community of Shediac Bridge, the Gallant Brook bridge will be replaced with a new structure, consisting of two box culverts.
  • Federal funding of $300,000 will support the resurfacing of Bar Road, the main route to Ministers Island, a Parks Canada National Historic Site. The Government of New Brunswick is contributing $165,000 while the municipality is paying $33,000 towards the project.
  • The federal government will pay $600,000 towards the installation of a turbine in the Town of Dalhousie, to construct a building to house the turbine and to build a connecting link to the New Brunswick Power grid. The government of New Brunswick is allocating $280,000 for the build, with the Town of Dalhousie contributing $120,000.
  • Three levels of government will pay for new water and sewer services in Blacks Harbour. The project will provide properties on Glennie Court and a nearby ballfield with water and sewer services. It will also include upgrades to three lift stations as well as support roadwork.
  • The federal government will spend $2.4 million to upgrade Moncton’s water treatment plant. The project will replace the plant’s current water clarification system with a new dissolved-air flotation system. The Province will spend $1.9 million and the City of Moncton is providing $1.6 million.
  • There will be $425,000 contributed by the federal government towards a $850,000 project to improve wastewater treatment systems in the Greater Shediac region. The project involves renewing and improving various lift stations, adding fixed generators, carrying out electrical and mechanical upgrades, and installing new stand-by generators.
  • There will also be $509,000 in federal funding for three projects to improve water and wastewater services in St. George. Projects include the construction and improvement of water wells, improving sewer and watermains along Carleton and Portage streets, and updating a wastewater treatment system in the town. The government of New Brunswick is contributing $425,000 with the municipality of St. George providing the remainder of project funding, $384,000.
  • Federal funding of $760,000 will support the paving of approximately 3.2 kilometres of Route 3 from DeWolfe Road to Cranberry Lake Bridge Area in New Brunswick. The Province will match the spending.


Newfoundland And Labrador

  • The federal government will spend $21.3 million to fund 23 water, wastewater and road infrastructure projects in the province. Projects involve improvements to water delivery, storage and treatment facilities and wastewater and sewage management infrastructure, including revitalized pipes, pumping stations and lift stations. There will also be structural upgrades to the Newtown Bridge.
  • In addition, there will be upgrades to the wet-well pumphouse in St. Alban’s; rehabilitation and replacement of sewer mains, 16 service connections and a new septic tank in Leading Tickles; installation of a new watermain in the Municipality of Fortune; and a sanitary sewer study in Botwood to help plan for their future needs. The Province is contributing $24.5 million while the municipalities are contributing $1.5 million.
  • Funding has been announced by three levels of government including the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District for the Newfoundland Drive Community Multipurpose Track and Field project. The new regional track and field site will act as a training ground for the upcoming Canada Games.
  • Three levels of government will support improvements to the water distribution system in the Town of Port au Port West-Aguathuna-Felix Cove by replacing 2,400 metres of watermain. The value of the project over $900,000.
  • The Province and the Government of Canada have announced a major road project, with $52 million allocated for the rehabilitation of Routes 210, 430, and 510 that run through the Municipalities of Deer Lake, Grand Bank, Marystown, Pinware, Red Bay, Red Harbour and St. Anthony.
  • Major upgrades to the Port of Corner Brook were announced, with the federal allocation of $5.5 million coming from the National Trade Corridors Fund. Upgrades will include a new warehouse and a new crane to load and unload container ships. Other funding partners include the Province, the Corner Brook Port Corporation ($2,325,000), Logistec ($1.7 million) and Corner Brook Pulp and Paper ($625,000).


Prince Edward Island

  • There has been $1.2 million in joint federal-provincial funding announced for three projects to improve recreational and community infrastructure on the island. The Dromore Woodland trail network will be upgraded with the addition of a 150-metre boardwalk over wetland areas and new staircases to provide a safer ascent up the Pisquid riverbank. On the Scotchfort Reserve, funding for a new Epekwitk Mena’taqug community centre was announced. It will also serve as the satellite office of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. and the Abegweit First Nation. There will also be upgrades to the heating, ventilation and dehumidification systems in the Town and Country Aquatics Plus recreational centre.

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