Transportation

Transportation investments exceed $1.3 billion since 2006 (10/01/12)

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Jan. 12, 2010

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(Multimedia)

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government will invest $439.3 million in transportation infrastructure. Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced a third consecutive record capital budget today in the legislative assembly.

Landry said this year's capital budget brings the provincial government's investment in transportation infrastructure to more than $1.3 billion since October 2006.

"We have taken swift action to make New Brunswick's infrastructure more safe and efficient, creating jobs and boosting our economy," Landry said. "These projects bring immediate benefits and will be the foundation of sustainable long-term economic growth and self-sufficiency."

Landry said motorists may expect construction in every region of the province. Highlights include:

Landry also announced the government will exceed its Charter for Change commitment to construct 300 km of wildlife fencing. A total of $2.8 million is budgeted for 43 km of new barriers to be installed on Route 2 south of Oromocto and on Route 17 in the Duff Lake/Tide Head area.

"These two new projects will bring us to 367 km in new moose fencing since October, 2006," Landry said. "I am confident that the travelling public support the department's wildlife management program to reduce collisions between motorists and animals."

A complete list of investments in transportation infrastructure is available online.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.

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