SHEDIAC, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2016) - The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are making infrastructure investments that help create jobs, grow the middle class, and support a high standard of living for Canadians and their families.
The Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Member of Parliament for Beauséjour, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was joined today by the Honorable Victor Boudreau, New Brunswick Minister of Health, to celebrate the completion of significant upgrades to Chesley Street. Jacques LeBlanc, Mayor of Shediac, also attended the event.
Shediac has enjoyed significant commercial, industrial and residential growth in recent years and needed this key local roadway to run smoothly in order to keep pace and make way for further development. The project involved extending a portion of the road to reduce congestion and improve driver safety.
The improvements were funded through the Small Communities Fund component of the New Building Canada Fund. The total eligible cost of this project was $4,583,269. The governments of Canada and New Brunswick each contributed up to $1,527,756, while the Town of Shediac covered the remaining project costs.
"Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, and boosts economic development. The Government of Canada is working in close partnership with the Province of New Brunswick to ensure we make smart investments that help grow the middle class, promote sustainable development and increase public safety. Improvements like the work completed here in Shediac to improve our transportation network is key building safe and prosperous communities."
The Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Beauséjour, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"A safe and efficient transportation system promotes quality of life, trade and travel, and economic activity in our province. Our government is proud to partner with the Government of Canada on important projects such as Shediac's Chesley Street project to improve infrastructure for the travelling public while stimulating the local economy and building the environment for job creation."
The Honorable Victor Boudreau, New Brunswick Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honorable Donald Arseneault, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.
"Today we mark the official opening of a municipal road that will play a big role in the future development of the Town of Shediac. Chesley Street is a key aspect of the Town of Shediac's transportation plan to improve accessibility to the city center, and to the entire municipality as a whole."
Jacques LeBlanc, Mayor of Shediac
Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120-billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html
Federal infrastructure investments in New Brunswick: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html
New Building Canada Fund-Small Communities Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html
New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html
Web: Infrastructure Canada