New Brunswick to benefit from a safer drive with Route 114 improvements

August 08, 2019
By Newswire
August 8, 2019 Spingdale, N.B. - Investing in modern transportation infrastructure is critical to connecting communities, safely and efficiently moving commercial goods to market and people to their destinations, and building a strong economic future for all Canadians.

Alaina Lockhart, parliamentary secretary to the minister of tourism, official languages and fa Francophonie, and member of parliament for Fundy Royal, alongside the honourable Bill Oliver, minister of transportation and infrastructure for the province of New Brunswick, announced $4 million in joint funding for a surface rehabilitation project along Route 114.

The project includes the surface rehabilitation of approximately 18.7 km of Route 114 from Route 1 toward Fundy National Park, and the replacement of culverts. This section of road services communities along Route 114 and is also a primary route to Fundy National Park.

Once complete, the project will directly benefit New Brunswick residents and tourists by improving the efficiency, reliability, and safety along Route 114.

The Government of Canada is investing $2 million in this project through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Communities Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of New Brunswick will also contribute $2 million.

"As we work to make sure our region is ready to take advantage of a growing tourism industry, safe and convenient roadways are key," said Lockhart. "Local residents and businesses as well as visitors will benefit tremendously from improvements to Route 114. I am very pleased that both levels of government are coming together to make the roadway to Fundy National Park and beyond a strong link for local communities."

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