Province to help fund Woodstock curb and gutter replacements

The provincial government says it will pay three-quarters of the cost of curb and gutter replacements on a stretch of Connell Street in Woodstock this year.

The work will extend nearly one kilometre, from St. James Street to Green Street, and the town will cover the remaining 25 per cent of the cost.

The funding is through the $25 million Municipal Designated Highway Program, where municipalities apply for help to pay for capital upgrade projects.

The province says it received more than $210 million in funding requests last year.

Government also announced it will fully fund the replacement of storm sewers on Main Street in Meductic and 800 metres of ditch stabilization work and culvert construction along Route 105 in Nackawic.

No cost was given for the Meductic project.

A tender for the Nackawic work has been issued, which will extend from the town water tower to the Nackawic Stream.