New interactive map will inform public on strategic infrastructure projects
Islanders can find and learn about planned road and bridge work across the province on a new interactive map.
Updated with 2017’s first round of road and bridge tenders, the map is available at 2017 Construction Map. It shows where and when tendered road work is scheduled to happen, along with information about how construction may affect access to communities, businesses, and local facilities.
“When we invest in our highway and bridge infrastructure we help make our province safer, create opportunities for local construction companies, and make our Island more prosperous,” Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar. “This map will allow businesses, farmers, emergency providers, and travelers to plan for the upcoming construction season while illustrating to all Islanders how these infrastructure investments benefit their communities and the economy as a whole.”
The provincial government is committed to infrastructure investments that encourage economic growth and market access for rural industries. Infrastructure funding terms negotiated in 2016 allow for federal-provincial funding of Prince Edward Island’s 830 kilometres of collector roads – important local routes that connect many of our ports, farm communities and exporters to highways.
Clicking on a project shows a brief description, schedule and rationale for the planned work. In addition, various map filters allow the user to see how the construction relates to a number of factors including population, cultural sites, recreation, education and fisheries.
The project map was developed by the mapping services section of the Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy.
Further tenders – along with dates and possible detours – will be announced in the coming weeks to media, incorporated into the project map, and posted on government’s 511 Website. Tenders are also available at Government Tenders.
2017 Construction tenders – First Round
The tender package released this week includes the following projects:
Route 2 - Travellers Rest
Route 2 - Miscouche
Route 11 - Linkletter
Route 13 - Hunter River/Rennies Road
Route 153 - Tignish
Route 2 - Dingwells Mills
Route 2 - Rollo Bay
Route 1 - Flat River
Route 110, Cairns Bridge (District 19)
Route 6, Margate - 2 Bridges (District 20)
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy