Cabot Beach Provincial Park and Jacques Cartier Provincial Park to be shored up with sandstone dug up during highway realignment
© Guardian photo by Heather Taweel
The Trans-Canada Highway through New Haven, known as the Plan B highway
While the Trans-Canada Higway realignment was supposed to protect drivers, some of the rock that was dug up for the project will soon be protecting Island shorelines.
That’s because the provincial government plans to use some of the large stones left over from the project known as Plan B to help prevent erosion at some of P.E.I.’s provincial parks.
Transportation Minister Robert Vessey said large, strong sandstones from the construction site will be used at Cabot Beach Provincial Park and Jacques Cartier Provincial Park.
“There’s lots of rocks out there and we’ve got lots of places to drop them,” he said.
The stones were taken out of the hills near Bonshaw to lower the grade for the new highway, but after construction finished there were mounds of large piles of them left over.
Vessey said he didn’t know the exact amount of stone left near the highway.