Canada and New Brunswick invest in COVID-19 response infrastructure

GAGETOWN, NB, Aug 5, 2021 /CNW/ – Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their families, livelihoods and way of life. Together, Canada and New Brunswick working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses and promote job creation, growth and investment.

Today, Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister for Infrastructure and Communities; The Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Agency, and the Honorable Jill Green, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, have announced funding for 11 COVID-19 response infrastructure projects across Europe New Brunswick.

Projects include road improvements in Oromocto and Gagetown as well as a wellfield expansion in McAdam. Furthermore, maintenance depots, which house personnel and equipment to repair snow removal assets in Debec, Centerville, PetitcodiacWoodmans Point, Gagetown, Hampton, and Hanwell, will receive structural upgrades, including removal of hazardous material, new roofing and windows, and improved heating and plumbing. A sand dome in Grand Manan will also be restored.

The projects announced today will provide residents with a safe and reliable infrastructure and better position communities for future growth and development.

the government of Canada is investing over $6.6 million in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. the government of New Brunswick contributes $980,000 to these projects, while municipalities and other financiers more than $686,000 in total.

Quotes

“The government of Canada takes strong and swift action to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, stabilize our economy and support communities around the world Canada. These projects will extend the life of key community infrastructure around the world New Brunswick and energy efficient cost saving benefits. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creating jobs across the country and building cleaner, more inclusive communities.”

Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister for Infrastructure and Communities

“Investing in this type of infrastructure is an important part of equipping these communities with the infrastructure they need for both population and economic growth and ensuring that they continue to thrive for generations.”

The Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Agency

“The investments will help us serve New Brunswickers by extending the life of key Department of Transport and Infrastructure facilities. The upgraded facilities will play an important role in meeting our goal of expanding our large network of roads. effectively manage bridges and infrastructure.”

The Honorable Jill Green, Secretary of State for Transport and Infrastructure

Quick Facts

  • Through the Investing in Canada plan, the government of Canada invests more than $180 billion more than 12 years in projects for public transport, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transport routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

  • To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a COVID-19 Resilience Stream has been added to the over $33 billion Invest in Canada Infrastructure program to help fund pandemic-proof infrastructure. Existing program flows have also been modified to include more eligible project categories.

  • Under the COVID-19 Resilience Stream, the federal cost share for public infrastructure projects is 80 percent in the provinces and 100 percent in the territories and for projects intended for Indigenous communities.

  • To support smaller projects, the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative is providing up to $31 million in existing federal funding to help communities adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years.

  • the government of Canada has invested more than $574 million in 330 infrastructure projects across New Brunswick under the Investing in Canada plan.

  • Across Canada, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Canada has helped $9.7 billion up to 3,500 infrastructure projects.

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Background

Canada and New Brunswick investing in COVID-19 response infrastructure

Joint federal, state and municipal funding through the Invest in Canada infrastructure plan will support the entire COVID-19 response infrastructure New Brunswick.

the government of Canada is investing over $6.6 million in these projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s COVID-19 Resilience Stream. the government of New Brunswick contributes $980,000 to these projects, while municipalities and other financiers more than $686,000 in total.

Project information:

COVID-19 response projects

project title

Venue

Project details

federal funding

provincial funding

Municipal/Other Funding

Onandaga Street – Oromocto

Oromocto

Upgrades include 900 meters of water infrastructure and asphalt, improving storm drainage on Onondaga Street, increasing the current storm mains, improving the sanitary overflow and installing a ‘duck beak’. These upgrades help adapt critical infrastructure to improve resilience to extreme weather events.

$958,540

$0

$239,635

Mill Road Upgrades – Gagetown

Gagetown

The installation of a stormwater management system will remove the ditches from Mill Road, collect the stormwater and pour it into the existing stormwater management system in Front Street. This project also includes concrete curbs to direct the flow of rainwater to basins and a new asphalt surface. These upgrades make the main road more resistant to severe weather conditions.

$1,026,098

$0

$256,525

McAdam – Wellfield Expansion Project

McAdam

The well field expansion includes upgrading an existing forest path to provide access to target drilling sites, constructing a new dirt road to provide access to the target well drilling site, and completing well testing and hydrogeological pumping tests at up to three target drilling sites. This project will provide additional groundwater supply capacity and the decommissioning of one of the four existing production wells.

$760,000

$0

$190,000

Maintenance Depot – MidLife Upgrade Debec

Debec

Upgrades to the Maintenance Depot include site improvements, removal of hazardous materials, new metal cladding, doors, windows, roofing, code compliance upgrades, ventilation, heating, plumbing, electricity, etc. This project extends the life of the Maintenance Depot , which houses the staff and the garage boxes to carry out minor maintenance on the snow removal installations.

$500,000

$125,000

$0

Maintenance Depot – MidLife Upgrade Centerville

Centerville

Maintenance Depot upgrades include site upgrades, removal of hazardous materials, new metal cladding, doors, windows, roofing, code compliance upgrades, ventilation, heating, plumbing, electricity, etc. This project extends the life of the Maintenance depot, which houses the staff and the garage boxes to carry out minor maintenance on the snow removal installations.

$500,000

$125,000

$0

Sand Dome – Rehabilitation Grand Manan

Grand Manan

Rehabilitation of the existing sand domes made with modular wood composite includes insulated repairs of rotten wood parts, a roof replacement and upgrades to the lighting, ventilation and bird screens. These domes remain intact during repairs and do not need to be demolished. These improvements will increase the safety and durability of the sand domes.

$200,000

$50,000

$0

Maintenance Depot – MidLife Upgrade Peticodiac

Petitcodiac

Upgrades to the Maintenance Depot include site improvements, removal of hazardous materials, new metal cladding, doors, windows, roofing, code compliance upgrades, ventilation, heating, plumbing, electricity, etc. This project extends the life of the Maintenance Depot , which houses the staff and the garage boxes to carry out minor maintenance on the snow removal installations.

$560,000

$140,000

$0

Maintenance Depot – MidLife Upgrade Woodmans Point

Woodman’s Point

Upgrades to the Maintenance Depot include site improvements, removal of hazardous materials, new metal cladding, doors, windows, roofing, code compliance upgrades, ventilation, heating, plumbing, electricity, etc. This project extends the life of the Maintenance Depot , which houses the staff and the garage boxes to carry out minor maintenance on the snow removal installations.

$480,000

$120,000

$0

Maintenance Depot – MidLife Upgrade Gagetown

Gagetown

Upgrades to the Maintenance Depot include site improvements, removal of hazardous materials, new metal cladding, doors, windows, roofing, code compliance upgrades, ventilation, heating, plumbing, electricity, etc. This project extends the life of the Maintenance Depot , which houses the staff and the garage boxes to carry out minor maintenance on the snow removal installations.

$560,000

$140,000

$0

Maintenance Depot – MidLife Upgrade Hampton

Hampton

Upgrades to the Maintenance Depot include site improvements, removal of hazardous materials, new metal cladding, doors, windows, roofing, code compliance upgrades, ventilation, heating, plumbing, electricity, etc. This project extends the life of the Maintenance Depot , which houses the staff and the garage boxes to carry out minor maintenance on the snow removal installations.

$560,000

$140,000

$0

Maintenance Depot – MidLife Upgrade Hanwell

Hanwell

Upgrades to the Maintenance Depot include site improvements, removal of hazardous materials, new metal cladding, doors, windows, roofing, code compliance upgrades, ventilation, heating, plumbing, electricity, etc. This project extends the life of the Maintenance Depot , which houses the staff and the garage boxes to carry out minor maintenance on the snow removal installations.

$560,000

$140,000

$0

Associated Links

Invest in Canada Plan project card
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html

Federal infrastructure investments in New Brunswick:
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/prog-proj-nb-eng.html

Invest in Canada: Canada’s Long-term infrastructure plan:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

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