New Brunswick to improve highways

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DIEPPE, N.B. – With federal and provincial government funding, a $29 million boost to New Brunswick’s main interprovincial artery has been announced.

Federal Transport Minister David Collenette and his provincial counterpart Percy Mockler together announced the joint funding to help improve a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway running between Edmundston and Longs Creek near Fredericton.

The $29-million agreement is part of the $600-million Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program (SHIP) announced by Collenette last year.

The provincial and federal governments will each contribute $14.6 million toward the five-year project. The announcement also includes $8.1 million in joint funding to twin a 3.4km section of the highway as well as three smaller improvement projects.

Mockler says the importance of a strong highway system cannot be underestimated, it’s a lifeline for the people of New Brunswick, their connection to society and part of their daily living, he says.

The highway infrastructure program funding is on top of a $400-million deal announced last month by Prime Minister, Jean Chretien and New Brunswick Premier, Bernard Lord to twin 130 km of the highway.

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