Dieppe Boulevard is getting an extension after a combined investment of $42 million from the federal and provincial governments, along with the City of Dieppe. The project also includes new infrastructure to serve future developments and the addition of a new water tower.
“Dieppe continues to be on an impressive growth trajectory, and as it welcomes more people, we need to ensure that we have the infrastructure in place to accommodate that growth. This investment will do exactly that by supporting housing construction and shortening commutes for residents,” said Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs.
The extension of Dieppe Boulevard involves land preparation, new water and sewer lines, culverts, electrical work, curbs, asphalt, multifunctional paths, new bus shelters. These new infrastructures will better accommodate future housing developments.
“Extending roads doesn’t just pave the way for transportation; it extends opportunities, connects communities, and builds pathways to progress and prosperity,” said Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and MP for Moncton–Riverview‒Dieppe.
The federal government is investing $21,000,000 through the Green Infrastructure Stream and Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream, both part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of New Brunswick is contributing $13,998,600. The City of Dieppe is contributing $7,001,400.
“The extension of Dieppe Boulevard will support the population and economic growth being experienced by the City of Dieppe and the entire region. The new infrastructure will service new developments and supports both Dieppe’s housing and transportation needs,” said Greg Turner, Provincial Minister responsible for Opportunities NB.
“The development of the first phase of Dieppe Boulevard is definitely a success and corresponds to the vision established when the project started. This next phase that we are beginning will enable us to continue the development of our city and respond to certain housing and transportation challenges related to our continued growth,” said Yvon Lapierre, Mayor of Dieppe.
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