N.B. announces local street and wildlife management projects as part of Capital Budget

The New Brunswick government says it will spend approximately $5 million on paving, grading, chip sealing, and wildlife management projects this year as part of its 2018-19 Capital Budget.

The work includes:

  • Paving a 1.7 kilometre section of Turgeon Road, from the railway crossing to the Route 11 interchange, as well as a 300 metre section of Route 315 between LaPlante Road and the Route 11 interchange;
  • Chipsealing to sections of Dauversière Road, Friar Tuck Road, Gravel Hill Road West, Haggerty Road, LaPlante Road North, Lillian Road, Little John Road, Longbow Road, MacKay Road, Madisco Road, Maid Marion Road, Margaret Road, Robin Hood Road, Sheryl Road and Petrie Road as well as grading work to the North Tetagouche Road;
  • Five kilometres of wildlife fencing will be installed on Route 11 from Turgeon Road to the Belledune River wildlife fence;
  • Petit-Rocher and the province will chip in for the installation of a storm sewer at 97 Route 315;
  • Belledune and the government will fund paving and storm sewer installation on a 600 metre section of Route 134, from Brideau Lane to the railway crossing and from Jacquet River towards Noel Road;
  • Pointe-Verte and the province will fund the installation of a storm sewer on a 1.1 kilometre section of Route 134 from Guitard Brook to de la Carriere Street.

Restigouche-Chaleur MLA Daniel Guitard says improving the region's roads and highways will not only create jobs, but help spur economic development.