Mar
8
2018

Road, bridge projects help Island communities succeed

Investing in infrastructure -

More than $6.65 million in new bridge and road improvements will help ensure Islanders and Island products get safely where they need to go.  

The province’s second round of construction tenders was announced today (March 8) and closes March 28; details can be found at www.princeedwardisland.ca/tenders. These projects are in addition to the $8 million first round of tenders announced in January. In total, the Prince Edward Island government has budgeted $42 million in capital improvements to roads and bridges for the 2018-19 construction season.

“Our highway system is the province’s most important piece of economic infrastructure so we need to ensure its longevity,” said Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar. “Prince Edward Island is mighty because we are small and nimble enough to focus on what matters most, such as improving safety, creating jobs, and making it easier to transport our goods to markets locally, nationally, and internationally.”

The provincial government has invested more than $120 million in capital road and bridge improvements since 2015 including the construction of nine roundabouts and construction or rehabilitation of 16 bridge structures.

 

Media contact:

April Gallant
aldgallant@gov.pe.ca

 

Backgrounder:

The second round of road and bridge tenders for the 2018 construction season includes:

  • Route 13 Hunter River – road widening, 0.5 km
  • Abram-Village – storm sewer and sidewalk installation, 0.6 km
  • Routes 6, 7, and 251 Oyster Bed Bridge – roundabout
  • Route 163 East Bideford – resurfacing 1.0 km
  • Route 12 Grand River – resurfacing 1.5 km
  • Route 124 Wheatley River – resurfacing 1.1 km
  • Route 19 New Dominion – resurfacing 1.0 km
  • Fraser Street North Montague
  • Fraser Street South Montague
  • Route 4 Commercial Cross – resurfacing 1.0 km
  • Route 17 Lower Montague – resurfacing 1.0 km
  • Route 21 Mermaid – resurfacing 1.0 km
  • Route 16 Kingsboro – resurfacing 1.1 km
  • Lorne Valley bridge replacement
  • McCannel Road bridge replacement
  • Dock Road bridge replacement
  • Hazel Green Road bridge replacement
  • 2018 precast concrete structure supply – 6.1M Arch

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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