The Government of Canada and the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick announced joint funding for 16 projects to improve public infrastructure in Fredericton.
These investments will support upgrades to active transportation infrastructure that will increase transportation options for residents. Other improvements to arenas, an indoor pool and outdoor sport courts will also support active lifestyles for residents. Finally, upgraded city buildings and infrastructure will ensure Fredericton residents can continue to benefit from the modern and reliable services they need.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.3 million toward these projects through COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The City of Fredericton is contributing more than $588,000.
“While we invest in new roads and buildings in our province, it’s also important that we maintain our public buildings to provide healthy spaces for employees and residents,” stated Jenica Atwin, MP for Fredericton.
“Continuing with our model of fiscal resiliency, this funding allowed us to execute on our planned annual capital improvements in the areas of recreation and tourism, active transportation and mobility, as well as needed renovations and repairs to City facilities,” added Fredericton Mayor Kate Rogers. “Without this funding our 2021, COVID capital program would have looked very different.”
Featured image: 104th Regiment Foot Bridge (Twitter: @CityFredGov)
|Project Title||Project Description||Federal Funding||Municipal Funding|
|104th Regiment Foot Bridge||This project replaces all wooden decking to ensure extended usage of the footbridge for many years to come.||$280,000||$70,000|
|Active Transportation Implementation||Construction segments to fill key gaps in Fredericton’s active transportation infrastructure, opening up opportunities for increased mobility.||$200,000||$50,000|
|Arena Ice Plants – Fredericton||Rebuilding two compressors (one at York and one at Lady Beaverbrook Rink) and conduct a complete a scan of refrigeration piping at Willie O’Ree rink.||$72,000||$18,000|
|Boyce Farmers Market Retrofits||Retrofits including the installation of 5 plexiglass barriers to ensure physical distancing while patrons are eating, as well as the installation of a large plexiglass barrier in front of a window and garage door to reflect the recommendations from the Dept. Of Health and keep patrons safe.||$2,852||$713|
|City Parking Garage Repairs – Fredericton||Repairing the East End parking garage and the Frederick Square parking garage to prevent corrosion and reduce weather damage. This project will improve the structural stability, and extend the life of the facility.||$120,000||$30,000|
|Drinking Water Conversion – Fredericton||Safety retrofits for refillable water fountains, including the conversion of existing drinking water fountains to refillable bottle stations as part of a COVID-19 mitigation strategy.||$40,000||$10,000|
|Fredericton – Emerald Ash Borer||Treating Ash trees to delay spread of invasive species (Emerald Ash Borer), as well as the replacement of tree infrastructure to mitigate future damage by an invasive species. This project will maintaining the Ash tree canopy cover to help reduce storm water runoff, and provide shade and cooling; an essential defense against climate change and excess rainwater.||$40,000||$10,000|
|Fredericton – Pedestrian and Trail Crossing||Add safety features, such as signs and safety markings, at key crossings and intersections across the city, including the Fulton Avenue Trail Crossing, and Maple Street and Forest Hill Road.||$60,000||$15,000|
|Fredericton Indoor Pool||Cutting in a new access into the pool mechanical room to remove and install the new HVAC unit, replace the blower component and install new controls.||$60,000||$15,000|
|Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure – Fredericton||Converting existing sports courts into Pickle Ball courts at Nasis Middle School in Fredericton.||$120,000||$30,000|
|Outdoor Sport Court and Field New – Fredericton||Development of new outdoor volleyball courts surrounding the Scotiabank/Willie O’Ree Place.||$240,000||$60,000|
|Outdoor Sport Court and Field Renewal – Fredericton||Converting an older baseball field (Marysville back field) to a new Bantam level field, including field reconstruction to accommodate Bantam requirements, as well as adding lighting, fencing, bleachers and dugouts.||$340,000||$85,000|
|Police Station Renovations – Fredericton||Renovating the infill to enclose the front lobby of the station to improve safety, privacy, and to create more usable floor space. Work will include floors, walls, finishes, HVAC, and sprinklers.||$220,000||$55,000|
|Sidewalk and Subdivision Connection Extensions||Building sidewalk and subdivision connections to provide year round access to pedestrian facilities and active transportation infrastructure.||$200,000||$50,000|
|Transportation Safety Improvements||Six transportation infrastructure projects across the city to make incremental improvements to the transportation system and to increase safety and reliability.||$240,000||$60,000|
|Various Roofing Repairs – Fredericton||Roofing and re-capping of various buildings identified in a Spring inspection, including City Hall. It will prolong the life of building roofs and reduce the need for full replacement.||$120,000||$30,000|