Oct
5
2018

Governments of Canada and PEI investing in safer roads for residents and visitors 

Modern and efficient roadways are crucial to encouraging and supporting economic activity, facilitating trade, and creating 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.

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, 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 $3.5 million for extensive road improvements across Prince Edward Island. 

The Government of Canada is contributing more than $1.7 million through the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component – National Regional Projects program. The Government of PEI will provide the remainder of funding.

Work includes resurfacing, shouldering and improving culvert structures at 16 locations across PEI’s National Roads and Community Connectors.

These improvements will increase road safety, allow for the efficient movement of travellers and goods, 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. Working in close partnership with the province, these improvements to PEI’s roads and connectors will ensure that people and products move quickly and safely from home to work, or from harvest to warehouse.” 

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Prince Edward Island's comprehensive road network is of crucial importance to Islanders. Our roads allow Islanders to get to work safely and it allows businesses to grow, prosper and connects our quality Island products to markets domestically and globally. Visitors to our province also travel these roads and having modern reliable infrastructure enhances their vacation experiences. We know that by working together with the Government of Canada, we will continue to help the growth and prosperity of our province.”

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

Quick facts

  • Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, 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 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.

Associated links

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map 

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

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

Contacts

Ann-Clara Vaillancourt 
Press Secretary 
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-697-3778
ann-clara.vaillancourt@canada.ca

Katie MacDonald
Senior Communications Officer 
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
Government of Prince Edward Island 
902-314-3996
katiemacdonald@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

Governments of Canada and PEI investing in safer roads for residents and visitors

Today, the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island announced joint support for a series of road improvements as part of the 2018 Collector Roads Bundle Project. Work includes improvements along 16 of the province’s National Roads and Community Connectors.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $1,776,304 towards this project, representing 50% of total eligible project costs. The Government of Prince Edward Island will provide the remainder of funding.

 

List of project components part of the 2018 Collector Roads Bundle

  Component Description
1. Route 152: Montrose Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
2. Route 163: East Bideford Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
3. Route 12: Grand River Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
4. Route 107: Wilmot Valley Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
5. Route 106: Clermont Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
6. Route 224: Wheatley River Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
7.

Route 19: New Dominion

Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
 
8. Route 21: Mermaid Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
9.

Route 4: Lyndale/Grandview

Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
10. Route 4: Commercial Cross Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
11. Route 17: Lower Montague Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
12. Route 18: Murray Harbour Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
13. Route 322: Morell/Green Meadows Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
14. Route 16: Kingsboro Rehabilitation of a total of 17,250 metres of road across 14 collector road sites throughout the province, including cold planning and leveling asphalt, and installing shouldering material.
15. Route 1, 19 & Heatherway Drive, Cornwall Expanding intersection to include dedicated left turning lanes from Route 19 and Heatherway Drive onto Route 1. Work includes cold planning and leveling asphalt, installing catch basins and storm sewers, and shouldering.
16. Little Harbour Culvert Structure Replacement Replacing the culvert structure running under Route 16, which bisects Black Pond.

 

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

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

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

All other TIE inquiries: 

DeptTIE@gov.pe.ca

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