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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. -- A joint funding of $11.6 million will go towards P.E.I highway improvement projects until...


CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A joint funding of $11.6 million will go towards P.E.I highway improvement projects until March 2006.

This agreement is part of the $600 million Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program (SHIP) announced by Transport Minister, David Collenette, in April 2001.

Along with Collenette, Solicitor General of Canada and MP Lawrence MacAulay, Prince Edward Island Premier Pat Binns, and Prince Edward Island Minister of Transportation and Public Works Gail Shea were all on-hand for the funding announcement made Friday.

This federal contribution from SHIP will help to enhance safety and improve the overall condition of the province’s highways, Collenette says, and it will help continue the economic and community development of P.E.I.

In addition to the funding agreement, three construction projects have been given the nod to begin to help improve the Trans-Canada Highway, and the province is reviewing other project proposals to see which best align with the objectives of SHIP.


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