Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

September 13, 2016 08:30 ET

Moncton Residents to Enjoy Safer Road Travel Thanks to $10 Million in Joint Government Funding

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2016) - The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are making infrastructure investments that will help create jobs and grow the middle class today while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future.

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Deputy Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Moncton−Riverview−Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bill Fraser, New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, today announced that the federal and provincial governments will each be providing up to $5 million to widen and improve a section of Elmwood Drive in Moncton.

The project involves widening approximately 2.2 kilometres of the roadway from two to four lanes between Cedarwood Avenue and Longfellow Drive. The ditch system will also be replaced with a storm sewer to improve drainage, and sidewalks will be built. Once complete, this work will significantly improve safety and traffic flow along this key arterial route.

Quotes

"Infrastructure is the foundation of the Canada we want to build for tomorrow. The Government of Canada recognizes that we need a solid partnership with all orders of government to support infrastructure and create good, well-paying jobs that help grow the middle class now while fostering long-term prosperity. It's thanks to projects like the widening of Elmwood Drive that we will build 21st-century communities and ensure a high quality of life for generations to come."

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Deputy Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Moncton−Riverview−Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"This investment will continue to improve traffic flow and safety in this area. Safety has been a growing concern as the area transforms from a rural to an urban environment with residential and commercial development and the opening of the new Moncton High School."

The Honourable Bill Fraser, New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

Associated links

Government of Canada infrastructure investments in New Brunswick: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html

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Web: Infrastructure Canada

Contact Information

  • Brook Simpson
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
    613-219-0149
    Brook.Simpson@canada.ca

    Shawn Berry
    Communications
    Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
    506-453-4138
    shawn.berry@gnb.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca