Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Nova Scotia

Government of Nova Scotia

July 04, 2014 09:39 ET

New Building Canada Plan Open for Business in Nova Scotia

New interchange and connector on Highway 103 to benefit from government partnership and improve quality of life of residents

BLACK POINT, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 4, 2014) -

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore - St. Margaret's; and Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg, today announced the first eligible project in Nova Scotia under the New Building Canada Fund.

This project will involve the construction of a new interchange and connector on Highway 103 between Upper Tantallon (Exit 5) and Hubbards (Exit 6) in Ingramport, which will include the construction of the following five structures: a bridge over Highway 103; four ramps forming a "diamond" interchange; a 1.6-km connector road from Highway 103 to Trunk 3; a roundabout at Trunk 3; and a bridge over Kieley Brook.

The New Building Canada Fund is one 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, Nova Scotia will benefit from approximately $1 billion in dedicated federal funding, including more than $426 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 $6.85 million for this project under the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP). 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 Nova Scotia will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project, which has an estimated total cost of $16.2 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

"Our Government's commitment and support for public infrastructure across Canada, has never been stronger than it is today. We are pleased to work with Premier McNeil and the Province of Nova Scotia, so that important infrastructure projects supported under the New Building Canada Plan come to fruition for the benefit of all Nova Scotians. Strengthening our communities and ensuring that infrastructure funding continues to flow in Nova Scotia are paramount, as we focus on creating jobs and promoting growth and prosperity, to better the quality of life of all Canadians. We are proud to invest in this Highway 103 project, which will focus on improving mobility in the Halifax Regional Municipality, not only increasing safety for all those who use the highway system, but also ensuring that goods make it to market."

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

"Canada's highways are important links between our communities and across our country. Our Government is proud to support the construction of this new connector and interchange on Highway 103 as it will connect rural communities in Nova Scotia to a major arterial roadway. Projects like this showcase our Government's unprecedented investments in Canadian infrastructure."

Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret's

"We are very pleased to be able to now move forward on this important project that is sure to benefit all who travel on this stretch of road. The new interchange and connector will reduce traffic congestion, reduce travel time and help to improve emergency response times to communities along the trunk highway."

Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg

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

    Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Justice
    613-992-4621

    Pam Menchenton
    Media Relations Advisor
    Nova Scotia Department of Transportation
    and Infrastructure Renewal
    902-424-1750
    menchepm@gov.ns.ca

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