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$2.6M in funding for five P.E.I. road improvement projects

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Roads improvements in Prince Edward Island got a funding boost of more than $2.6 million from the federal and provincial governments Thursday. - SaltWire Network

WELLINGTON, P.E.I. – Roads improvements in Prince Edward Island got a funding boost of more than $2.6 million from the federal and provincial governments Thursday.  

Work will include resurfacing, widening, and shouldering at five different locations across the Island to increase road safety, shorten travel time and extend the use of the Island’s overall road network.

The roadway improvements include:

• Resurfacing and rehabilitation of 1,200 metres of road on Route 2 at Wellington Centre

• Resurfacing, rehabilitation and widening of 500 metres of road on Route 2 in New Annan, as well as the addition of a westbound left turn and an eastbound right turn lane onto Route 120, the Wilmot Valley Road, and an eastbound acceleration lane from the Wilmot Valley Road.

• Resurfacing and rehabilitation of 1,300 metres of road on Route 2 at Hazel Grove 

• Resurfacing, rehabilitation and widening of 1,300 metres of road on Route 124 at Urbainville

• Resurfacing, rehabilitation, and widening of 500 metres of road along Route 150 in Union and the replacement of a culvert bridge structure.

The federal government is contributing up to $1,184,361 towards the project, representing 50 per cent of total eligible project costs, while the provincial government will provide the remainder of funding.

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