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Still waiting on St. John road upgrades

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Premier Bernard Lord says Saint John will not be left holding the bag if upgrades for provincia...


SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Premier Bernard Lord says Saint John will not be left holding the bag if upgrades for provincially designated highways cost more than anticipated.

"We’re partners in the upgrade," says Lord, about the provincial and federal governments, "we want to make sure they’re upgraded to standard."

The city will be getting about $9.5 million from the province over the next four years to get Rothesay Avenue, Fairville Boulevard and parts of Loch Lomond Road and Ocean Westway up to standards.

Once the work is complete, the city will take ownership of the 167 kilometres and be responsible for maintenance, such as snow removal and asphalt crack filling.

“The investment we made in Saint John is a good one and certainly necessary,” Lord says.


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