Roads & Paving
P.E.I. building new roads, rehabilitating existing ones
August 12, 2021 By Rock to Road Staff
Prince Edward Island is constructing five kilometres of new roads and rehabilitating another 36 kilometres as part of an infrastructure investment with Ottawa.
New construction will include placing borrows, granular materials and asphalt, and the rehabilitation work will include asphalt resurfacing.
The project aims to improve connections between communities through increased road quality and durability that will extend their life expectancy for many years to come, the province said in a press release. The release didn’t specify exactly where the construction will be taking place.
The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are each investing more than $2.3 million in this project through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
“I’m pleased to be a part of this funding announcement for improved local roads across communities in Prince Edward Island,” said Wayne Easter, Member of the Joint Interparliamentary Council and Member of Parliament for Malpeque. “The improvements to these roads in rural areas are vital to sustaining the Island’s continued population growth, and will boost economic development when we need it most.”
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