Local trail committee calls on municipalities to pressure Minister for project approval

The Chaleur Green Trails committee says New Brunswick's Transportation and Infrastructure minister is taking too long to sign off on one of its projects.

Patrick Hache says the committee has been waiting for months for Bill Fraser to okay the use of a section of highway to connect the Beresford trail system with that of Belledune.

The committee is now calling on local municipalities to put pressure on Fraser to approve the request.

Hache says the approval would unlock funding options at the Federal level that would help with the committee's trail expansion plan.