RIVERVIEW, NB, Aug. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Strategic investments in public infrastructure, including funding for improved roads and highways, and recreational trails, play a key role in ensuring Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable infrastructure that meets their needs, while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class.
Alaina Lockhart, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, and Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Mike Holland, Minister of Energy and Resource Development, on behalf of the Honourable Andrea Anderson-Mason, Minister of Justice who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and Her Worship Ann Seamans, Mayor of Riverview, today announced more than $1.7 million in joint funding for road and recreation infrastructure improvements in the Town of Riverview.
The two projects include upgrading approximately 3.5 km of road surface on Pine Glen Road, from Riverview town limits to the Niagara Road, and improving Mill Creek Nature Park by developing trails, creating a natural woodland playground, and installing a bridge on the south side of the park.
Once complete, these projects will provide Riverview residents and visitors with safer more enjoyable roads, and more sustainable outdoor recreation options to enjoy year-round.
The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each investing over $836,000 towards these projects through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Town of Riverview is providing the reminder of project funding.
"Today's investments are another great example of all levels of government working together to grow vibrant communities where people want to live, work and visit. Whether it is making the daily commute on the Pine Glen Road more pleasant and safe or developing recreational spaces like the Mill Creek Nature Park, each is an important piece of the plan and will be appreciated well into the future."
Alaina Lockhart, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, and Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Ensuring that communities across Canada have modern infrastructure is essential to building a healthy, sustainable future. These investments are critical to building strong communities in New Brunswick that can reach their full potential."
The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development
"By investing in the Mill Creek Nature Park project, we are helping communities like the Town of Riverview stay active and have fun. The Pine Glen Road project has been a long time in the making and now residents there will have greater accessibility to the Town. The provincial government is proud to have partnered with the federal government and the Town of Riverview to bring these projects to life."
The Honourable Mike Holland, Minister of Energy and Resource Development, on behalf of the Honourable Andrea Anderson-Mason, Minister of Justice who and minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation
"Mill Creek Nature Park is a unique asset for Riverview and the broader outdoor adventure community. This funding will allow the Town of Riverview, in partnership with the Friends of Mill Creek and other community groups, to continue developing options for sustainable active transportation within the park. The planned expansion will see the primary trail network grow to accommodate a variety of multi seasonal uses such as winter fat biking and summer mountain biking."
Gerry Cole, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Relations for the Town of Riverview
New Brunswick residents and visitors to benefit from improved roads and recreational trails
Joint federal-provincial-municipal funding through Rural and Northern Infrastructure Communities Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, and the Small Communities Fund (SCF) will support two infrastructure projects in Riverview, New Brunswick.
The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each investing more than $836,000 towards these projects. The Town of Riverview providing the reminder of project funding.
Paving - Pine Glen Road, Riverview
Mill Creek Trail Improvements
Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
Investing in Canada plan project map:
Federal infrastructure investments in New Brunswick:
Rural Opportunity, National Prosperity: An Economic Development Strategy for Rural Canada:
Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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