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Blackville, N.B. roads receive $6M provincial investment

By Jillian Morgan   


Blackville paving road projects

The Municipal Designated Highway Program allows municipalities to apply for funding assistance for capital upgrade projects. Funding for the program has more than doubled since the 2014-15 fiscal year, increasing to $25 million in 2015. Photo Courtesy New Brunswick Tourism

The New Brunswick government will invest nearly $6 million in paving and chip seal projects in the Blackville area this year as part of a $30-million investment in the Greater Miramichi region.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will pave a 7.7-kilometre section of Route 8, from the scale site to the beginning of the concrete highway.

Paving will also take place on Route 108, from the end point of last year’s work towards Parker Road, and from the Halfway Inn to Fowler Mountain.

Pulverizing and double sealing will occur on a 6.4-kilometre section of Route 108 near Renous.


Chip seal will be applied to sections of Route 420, Brophy Road, South Renous Road and Williamstown Road.

Under the Municipal Designated Highway Program, the department will fund the levelling and resealing of 1.7 kilometres of Lockstead Road and 2.6 kilometres of South Cains River Road.



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