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Paving, chip seal projects announced for rural New Brunswick roads


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February 21, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Government of New Brunswick has announced plans to invest in paving and chip seal projects in the Baie-Sainte-Anne and St. Margarets areas this year.

The provincial investment of nearly $4 million is part of a $30 million investment for the Greater Miramichi region.

“Safe and efficient transportation infrastructure is crucial to economic development, particularly in rural New Brunswick,” said Bill Fraser, transportation and infrastructure minister. “Rural roads keep our economy moving smoothly and I am proud to be part of a government that is committed to investing in roads and bridges.”

About four kilometers of Route 11 from the McKenzie Road area to the North Black River road area will be paved, in addition to nearly five kilometers of Route 117 from Hortons Creek to Little Black River Bridge.

Chip seal will be applied to a five-kilometre section of Route 117 from Big Black River number two Bridge toward Napan and to sections of du Centre Street, Daigles Street, de l’Eglise Road, Greg Street, North Martin Street, South Martin Street, McIntyre Lane, du Moulin Road and North Bayview Road.

“These projects demonstrate our government’s commitment to improving transportation infrastructure in rural New Brunswick,” said Fraser.

The department’s $688-million capital budget reflects investments in buildings, highways and bridges. New Brunswick’s Economic Growth Plan includes investments in infrastructure.

SOURCE: GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK


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