Increased safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians along Trunk 4
By Corinne LyndsInfrastructure Roads Cape Breton Trunk 4
St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia, March 3, 2017—Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton–Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Michel Samson, Minister of Energy, announced more than $6.5 million in federal-provincial funding to renew several kilometres of Trunk 4. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $3,032,500 to this project while the Government of Nova Scotia is providing $3,487,500.
“This investment and road re-alignment will make a big difference to the safety of this road. In addition to eliminating the sharp dips and blind spots, we’re adding a wider shoulder to allow cyclists and pedestrians to more safely travel along Trunk 4,” said Samson.
The rehabilitation of 6.2 kilometres of Trunk 4 from Corbett’s Cove to Canal Bridge will include geometric improvements – such as wider shoulders – repaving, an upgraded guardrail, and the addition of a new and safer entrance to Battery Park.
This updated section of road will help to ensure the safety of the drivers, cyclists and pedestrians who use this corridor. It will also contribute to a 10-year plus lifespan of Trunk 4, making this area accessible and safe for many years to come.
- The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.