Infrastructure Canada

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Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

June 26, 2014 13:00 ET

New Building Canada Plan Open for Business in New Brunswick: Government Partnership to Upgrade Segment of Route 11

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - June 26, 2014) -

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, and the Honourable David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick, today announced the first eligible project in New Brunswick under the New Building Canada Fund.

The project announced today will see significant upgrades to Route 11 in the Shediac region which will improve safety for those using the highway, and improve the movement of goods along this route. The project will involve the construction of a new 6.8-km four-lane controlled access bypass and twinning of the existing two-lane controlled access highway from Route 15 in Shediac to the south side of the Shediac River.

The New Building Canada Fund is a component of the New Building Canada Plan, the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in Canada's history. This unprecedented commitment will provide $53 billion over the next decade to support provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure.

Over the next ten years, 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 is conditionally setting aside up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $27 million for this project under the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects. This funding is conditional on the project meeting applicable federal eligibility requirements with respect to the New Building Canada Fund and the signing of a contribution agreement.

  • The Government of New Brunswick will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project, which has an estimated total cost of $60 million.

  • The $53 billion New Building Canada Plan provides stable funding for a 10-year period, and includes:

    • The Community Improvement Fund, consisting of the Gas Tax Fund and the incremental Goods and Services Tax Rebate for Municipalities, which will provide over $32 billion to municipalities for projects such as roads, public transit and 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. Of this amount, $1 billion for projects in 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.

    • $6 billion in funding continues to flow across the country this year and beyond under existing infrastructure programs.

Quotes

"The Harper Government's support for public infrastructure has never been stronger. We are pleased to work with Premier Alward and the Province of New Brunswick to approve projects under the New Building Canada Plan, to ensure that infrastructure funding continues to flow in New Brunswick as we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada.

We are proud to invest in infrastructure upgrades to this section of Route 11, which will focus on promoting economic growth and improving mobility in the Shediac region of New Brunswick, and increasing safety for all those who use the highway system."

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

"Investing in key transportation infrastructure such as Route 11 is a foundation of our Government's plan to create jobs and make life better in New Brunswick communities. These important upgrades will improve safety on Route 11 and promote economic growth throughout the entire region by connecting with vital trade links like rail and the ports of Belledune and Dalhhousie."

The Honourable David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick

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.eap.gc.ca.

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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

    Bruce Macfarlane
    Communications
    Regional Development Corporation
    506-453-8607
    bruce.macfarlane@gnb.ca

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