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Municipalities in western N.B. receive infrastructure funds

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Municipalities in western N.B. receive infrastructure funds

FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, N.B. — Western New Brunswick municipalities are getting funding for seven projects to improve local infrastructure from the federal government.

The projects involve realigning approximately half a kilometre of roadway on Route 560, replacing a small bridge over Indian Brook and paving approximately four kilometres of Route 590, states an Infrastructure Canada release issued Aug. 22.

Additional projects include building a new lookout overlooking the Saint John River; a water reservoir upgrade that will connect a 400,000 gallon reservoir to the water system in Saint-Andre; and the realignment and improvement of 0.3 kilometres of roadway on Route 105 in the Medford Area.

Once completed, the projects are expected to provide residents with safer and more reliable road infrastructure, cleaner water, more efficient wastewater services, upgraded recreational facilities and improved tourism sites.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.8 million total in the seven projects through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan and the province is contributing over $1.9 million towards the projects, with participating municipalities contributing over $320,000.

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