May
17
2018

Governments of Canada and PEI invest in safe and efficient roadways

MP for Egmont Robert Morrissey, Minister Paula Biggar and Minister Sonny Gallant.

Wellington, Prince Edward Island, May 17, 2018—Modern and efficient roadways are crucial to encouraging and supporting economic activity, facilitating trade, and creating well-paid, middle class jobs. The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are investing in well-planned infrastructure that will make it easier to move people and products across the province, while supporting sustained economic growth for years to come.

Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Paula Biggar, Prince Edward Island Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, today announced joint support of over $2.6 million for extensive road improvement across the Province. 

The Government of Canada is contributing more than $1.1 million through the New Building Canada Fund. The Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) will provide the remainder of funding.

Work will include resurfacing, widening, and shouldering at five different locations across PEI’s National Highway System, and National Roads and Community Connectors.

These improvements will increase road safety, shorten travel time, and extend the use of overall road network for decades to come. 

Quotes

“The Government of Canada recognizes that smart investments in infrastructure help grow the middle class, promote sustainable development and safeguard public health and safety. These improvements to PEI’s highways, roads and connectors will create safe and efficient transportation routes that connect PEI communities, businesses and people.” 

Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Modern and reliable infrastructure is an important component of our Mighty Island's success. We invest in our road network to help businesses grow and prosper, to connect our products to market, and to provide job opportunities for further economic growth. It allows Islanders and visitors alike to travel safely for work and leisure. Working with our federal partners will allow us to advance our Island communities' overall growth and prosperity with safe and reliable roads and highways.” 

The Honourable Paula Biggar, Prince Edward Island Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy

Quick facts

•    The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
•    More than $10.1 billion of this funding will support trade and transportation projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank. 
•    These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a two-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas: 

  • Skilled workforce/Immigration; 
  • Innovation; 
  • Clean growth and climate change; 
  • Trade and investment;
  • Infrastructure.

Related products 

Backgrounder: Governments of Canada and PEI invest in safe and efficient roadways: https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure/news/2018/05/backgrounder-governments-of-canada-and-pei-invest-in-safe-and-efficient-roadways.html 

Associated links

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/site/alt-format/pdf/plan/icp-pic/IC-InvestingInCanadaPlan-ENG.pdf 

Investing in Canada plan project map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html

Federal infrastructure investments in Prince Edward Island: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/pe-eng.html 

Smart Cities Challenge: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/cities-villes/index-eng.html 

Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html

 

Contacts:

Brook Simpson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-219-0149
brook.simpson@canada.ca

Vicki Tse
Bilingual Senior Communications Officer 
Executive Council Office 
Government of Prince Edward Island 
902-213-2321
vickitse@gov.pe.ca

Infrastructure Canada 
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
Email: infc.media.infc@canada.ca 
Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

Backgrounder:

Today, the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island announced joint support for a series of road improvements as part of the Prince Edward Island DOTIE (Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy) 2018 project. Work includes five roadway improvements on the province’s National Highway System and National Roads and Community Connectors.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $1,184,361 towards this project, representing 50% of total eligible project costs. The Government of Prince Edward Island will provide the remainder of funding.

List of roadway improvements part of DOTIE 2018:

Component

Improvements

1.

Route 2 – Wellington Centre, PEI

Resurfacing and rehabilitation of 1,200 metres of road.

2.

Route 2 – New Annan Turn Lanes

Resurfacing, rehabilitation and widening of 500 metres of road, as well as the addition of a west bound left turn onto Route 120 Wilmot Valley Road, an east bound right turn lane onto Route 120 Wilmot Valley Road, and an east bound acceleration lane from Route 120 Wilmot Valley Road.

3.

Route 2 – Hazel Grove

Resurfacing and rehabilitation of 1,300 metres of road.

4.

Route 124 – Urbainville, PEI

Resurfacing, rehabilitation and widening of 1,300 metres of road.

5.

Route 150 – Union, PEI

Resurfacing, rehabilitation, and widening of 500 metres of road along Route 150; replacement of a culvert bridge structure.

General Inquiries

Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
3rd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-5100
Fax: (902) 368-5395

receptionist@gov.pe.ca

Highway Safety/Access PEI Inquiries: accesspeicharlottetown@gov.pe.ca

Road-Related Inquiries: roads@gov.pe.ca

All other TIE inquiries: 
receptionist@gov.pe.ca

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