Road and bridge projects will boost Island communities, economy
Investing in infrastructure -
Investing in our roads and bridges will make the province’s transportation network safer and more efficient, while creating jobs for Islanders.
The first round of provincial government tenders for the 2018 construction season were released today (January 30) and are available at www.princeedwardisland.ca/tenders. The projects represent an investment of over $8 million in Island communities and is a portion of the $42 million the province will invest during the 2018-19 construction season.
“Our government has placed a priority during the past several years, on investing in our province’s road network, and that work continues this construction season,” Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar said. “These investments keep travelers safe, help our traditional industries get their products to market, and demonstrate what makes us a mighty Island – how we work together, despite our small size, to make big things happen.”
The Government of Prince Edward Island has invested more than $120 million in capital road and bridge improvements since 2015 including construction of nine roundabouts, construction or rehabilitation of 16 bridge structures, and more than 120 kilometres of roadway paving.
The first round of road and bridge tenders for the 2018 construction season includes:
- Route 2 Wellington Centre – resurfacing, 1.2 km
- Route 124 Urbainville – resurfacing and asphalt widening, 1.3 km
- Route 2 Travellers Rest – resurfacing 0.9 km
- Route 2 Hazel Grove – resurfacing 1.2 km
- Route 1 Flat River – resurfacing 1.0 km
- Route 1 Charlottetown – resurfacing 1.2 km
- Route 5 Baldwin’s Road – resurfacing 1.2 km
- Cornwall Road Overpass -- Trans-Canada Highway Extension
- Clyde River Bridge Crossing
- Woodville Mills Bridge replacement