May 22, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Two open houses planned for May 27 and 28 will provide the public with the latest information on Stage 1 of the Petitcodiac causeway project, which is currently underway.
The open houses will be hosted by the Department of Supply and Services and its consultant, AMEC Earth and Environmental, and will be held at CCNB Dieppe on May 27, and at the Riverview Kinsmen Centre on May 28. Residents may stop by any time between 5-8 p.m. on either day.
"It is important that the community be informed of the work that is taking place in preparation for the return of tidal flows and the restoration of fish passage along the Petitcodiac River," said Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty. "These sessions will provide residents with a great opportunity to receive the latest information on the work currently underway, obtain accurate information about how the remainder of the project will be carried out, and the changes to the river that will result."
Up-to-date information on the progress of shoreline protection work, drainage improvements to the west end traffic circle, and rehabilitation of dykes and aboiteaux (drainage pipes) associated with Stage 1 will be provided.
Additional information pertaining to anticipated river conditions upstream of the causeway once the gates are opened in spring 2010, and the proposed alignment of the new bridge, will also be available.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Chrystiane Mallaley, communications, Department of Supply and Services, 506-457-7903; Jacques Paynter, communications, AMEC Earth and Environmental, 506-450-0843.