The federal government and government of Prince Edward Island have committed close to $9 million to improve transit through three road projects to reduce congestion.
MP Wayne Easter of Malpeque, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Minister Amarjeet Sohi and provincial Minister Paula Biggar of Prince Edward Island this week.
Phase 1 of the Cornwall Perimeter Highway project involves building two dual-lane roundabouts along Route 1 between the intersections of Maypoint and Poplar Island. Work will begin on this project as early as Monday, August 22, 2016.
Joint funding for three road projects will go towards widening and resurfacing Route 10 in Searletown and Route 6 between Kensington and Cavendish, as well as the realignment and resurfacing of Route 1A in Central Bedeque.
Once complete, these projects will help improve traffic flow along strategic transportation corridors and boost economic growth by making it easier to get goods from farms to markets.
The total estimated cost of Phase 1 of the Cornwall Perimeter Highway project is $5,490,709. The Government of Canada will contribute up to $2,546,417, representing 50 percent of the total eligible project costs, while the Government of Prince Edward Island will provide $2,944,292.
For the other three road projects, the Government of Canada will provide $1,535,351 of the total $3.3-million cost of the three projects, while the government of Prince Edward Island will provide $1,853,689.