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July 02, 2015 12:26 ET

Federal Government Supports Important Highway Upgrades to Route 11 in the Shediac Region

Project made possible thanks to New Building Canada Plan

SHEDIAC, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - July 2, 2015) - Infrastructure Canada

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, was joined today by the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick, Tilly O'Neill Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, and Jacques LeBlanc, Mayor of the Town of Shediac, to confirm $27 million under the New Building Canada Plan for upgrades to Route 11 in the Shediac region of New Brunswick.

The project involves constructing a four-lane controlled access bypass along 6.8 kilometres of highway 11, and twinning the existing two-lane controlled access highway from Route 15 in Shediac to the south side of the Shediac River. Three existing interchanges will also be modified to improve traffic flow between Route 11, Route 15, and the local roads in Shediac as part of the project. This work will significantly improve driver safety and the flow of goods along this key regional transportation route.

The New Building Canada Plan is the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in Canada's history.
This unprecedented commitment is providing $53 billion to support provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure, between 2014 and 2024.

Over this ten-year period, New Brunswick will benefit from approximately $866 million in dedicated federal funding, including almost $394 million under the New Building Canada Fund.

Quick Facts:

  • The Government of Canada has selected this project for funding of up to half of the eligible costs, to a maximum of $27 million, under the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects. Funding is conditional on the signing of a contribution agreement.
  • The Government of New Brunswick will contribute a maximum of $46.2 million.
  • The total cost of the project is estimated to be $73.2 million.
  • The $53-billion New Building Canada Plan provides stable funding for a 10-year period and includes:
    • the Community Improvement Fund, which consists of the Gas Tax Fund and the incremental Goods and Services Tax Rebate for Municipalities and will provide over $32 billion to municipalities for projects such as roads, public transit, recreational facilities, and other community infrastructure.
    • the $14-billion New Building Canada Fund, which consists of:
      • the $4-billion National Infrastructure Component that will support projects of national significance; and
      • the $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component for projects of national, regional and local significance, with $1 billion going to communities with fewer than 100,000 residents through the Small Communities Fund.
    • an additional $1.25 billion in funding for the Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Canada Fund administered by PPP Canada.

Quotes:

"Our Government is committed to supporting our communities so we can ensure a better quality of life for all Canadians and their families. With the New Building Canada Fund, our Government's support for public infrastructure and strengthening our communities has never been stronger. We are pleased to work with the Government of New Brunswick to invest in Highway 11 and approve other projects under the New Building Canada Fund. These investments are focused on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada."

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Strategic infrastructure investments are a cornerstone of our government's plan to create jobs and stimulate New Brunswick's economy. Route 11 is a key transportation corridor for many businesses from all regions throughout the province. These upgrades to Route 11 will facilitate the movement of people and goods which will in turn help us create jobs and will improve highway safety."

The Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick

"On behalf of the municipality of Shediac, I want to thank the various governments that have played an integral role in securing the funding for this important project. The Route 11 improvements will bring significant public safety and economic development advantages to our region. This commitment from the federal and provincial governments will enable job creation and generate important economic activity for the Town of Shediac."

Jacques LeBlanc, Mayor of the Town of Shediac

Associated Links:

To learn more about the New Building Canada Fund - Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Veronique Taylor
    Communications
    New Brunswick Department of Transportation
    and Infrastructure
    506-453-4138
    veronique.taylor@gnb.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
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    media@infc.gc.ca