OTTAWA, Ont. — A $10 million highway construction project for Fredericton’s Vanier Highway has been announced by Ottawa and the New Brunswick provincial government.
The federal and the provincial governments will each contribute $5 million to the project, and the funding is provided under the existing Canada/New Brunswick Highway Improvement Program, designed to promote economic development through the joint financing of the construction and improvement of key highway links in New Brunswick.
Roadwork in these areas has been a priority for the province and the announcement is welcome news for the people of New Brunswick who say it will serve them well by enhancing safety and improving the flow of traffic and goods.
The project will twin a 2.3-kilometre section of Route 7, which is part of the National Highway System, between the Trans-Canada Highway and Doak Road in Fredericton. This section of highway serves as the Route 2 East Fredericton high speed-connector.
The Canada/New Brunswick Highway Improvement Program began in 1987 and has been extended to March 2004 with total funding of $637 million. More than 70 projects have been funded under the program thus far and all funds under the program will be invested by 2004.
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