Build Canada infrastructure money will help pay for new bridge

Dave Stewart
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Souris is getting a new bridge while Routes 1 and 2 are getting significant upgrades.

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea and P.E.I. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey held a press conference this afternoon to announce more than $11 million in work in the province under the new Build Canada Fund program.

The federal government is chipping in $5.68 million. The province will be responsible for the remaining costs of the projects, which have an estimated total cost of $11.36 million.

The federal government is contributing close to $6 million to help replace the Souris Bridge which was constructed in 1976.

There will be a new left-turning lane from Route 2 onto the lower Rollo Bay Road.

The upgrades to Routes 1 and 2 include improvements that will make it easier to make left turns along the Trans-Canada Highway near Bonshaw, while a 1,350-metre segment of the highway near Tryon will be rehabilitated to meet current safety guidelines.

In addition, the intersection of Route 2 and Route 25 in Marshfield will be redesigned to increase safety and add a new acceleration lane onto Route 2.

Vessey and Shea both promised there will be more Build Canada announcement to come in the weeks and months ahead.

More later online and in Wednesday's print and e-editions

Organizations: Build Canada Fund, Trans-Canada Highway

Geographic location: Canada, Rollo Bay Road, Bonshaw Tryon Marshfield

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  • upwest proud
    August 12, 2014 - 19:43

    Another great announcement by Gail Shea, unlike "Sick" I for one am very happy we have Minister Shea representing us in Ottawa. It would be a very different picture if the good people of Egmont did not have the wisdom to elect this lady, our whole island would have been worse off. Keep up the great work Gail!

    • Typical Blind Con
      August 12, 2014 - 20:49

      Amazing how blind people get when they can't see past blue or red. Where was Shea when the EI vote was being cast? Absent. The only time she is present is when she is doing a fake photo op to show everyone how much money she is spending.

  • Sick
    August 12, 2014 - 16:27

    Pretty sick of these political photo ops of politicians spending our money. "Vessey and Shea both promised there will be more Build Canada announcement to come in the weeks and months ahead." Of course there will be more announcements. Especially as the elections draw near and the dishonest frauds like Shea and Vessey want to buy your votes.