Strategic investments in four new projects to provide safe roads and modern water and wastewater infrastructure will play a key role in ensuring Newfoundland and Labrador residents have access to reliable services.
Residents of the Municipality of Harbour Grace will benefit from the replacement of water, sewer, and storm sewer mains and street upgrading, which will provide potable water that is safe for drinking, and sanitary sewer disposal for 42 residences.
In Spaniard’s Bay, Pondside Road will also see upgrades, which include new culverts, repaving and the installation of an asphalt tack coat. These upgrades will increase and improve road safety for drivers.
“Investing in modern and reliable water and wastewater as well as road infrastructure is vital to building healthy, resilient and inclusive communities,” said Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “The projects announced today will protect our waterways and improve driving conditions for years to come. These projects will also provide quality jobs as we recover from the economic effects of the pandemic, helping communities thrive once again.”
The Government of Canada is investing more than $1 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) and the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing over $1.2 million, while the municipalities are contributing more than $729,000.
“I am very pleased to work with the towns of Harbour Grace and Spaniard’s Bay, as well as the federal and provincial government, to help secure this significant funding to ensure the necessary improvements are made to our roadways and infrastructure,” said Pam Parsons, Member of the House of Assembly for Harbour Grace-Port de Grave. “The Harvey Street and Pondside Road projects were of a paramount priority and I am very pleased to help make these happen.”
The Government of Canada has invested more than $489 million towards over 562 infrastructure projects across Newfoundland under the Investing in Canada plan.