Brookside Drive construction kicks off Tuesday

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The City of Fredericton says Phase One of three phases of work to turn Brookside Drive into a "complete street" starts June 30.

A release states the work will prioritize space for pedestrians, cyclists and transit users.

New bike lanes will connect the residential areas at the northern end of the street to the popular Northside Trail, and will help establish better connectivity to Killarney Lake Park.

Mayor Mike O'Brien says in the release, "when we provide residents with the option to walk and bike safely to their destination, we provide them with an option to commute that is better for their health and the environment."

The City says the first phase of work, which should take about four months, will be between Rose Court and Oakland Avenue.

Included in the work are new sidewalks and raised and widened bike lanes on both sides of the street.

Water, sewer and storm sewer upgrades on the street will also be completed.