Kings Road Receives Additional Infrastructure Funding

first_img Pedestrians will be able to cross one of Sydney’s busiest streetsmore safely thanks to a $445,584 project funded through theCanada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program. The project includes the design and construction of a pedway, thesecond phase of work undertaken on Kings Road. Phase one of thisproject was also funded through the infrastructure program. Thephase two construction will include installation of a largeculvert-type structure that will link the waterfront boardwalk toWentworth Park. Joint funding for the project was announced today, April 18, bythe federal and provincial governments. “Building safer communities and stronger infrastructure is aprovincial priority,” said Energy Minister Cecil Clarke, onbehalf of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations MinisterBarry Barnet. “We’ve already made Kings Road better formotorists, now we’re helping to make it safer for pedestrians.” The joint infrastructure program supports long-term economicgrowth, community infrastructure improvements and environmentalenhancements. “Safe transportation is crucial to building strong communitiesand improving our quality of life,” said MP Mark Eyking, onbehalf of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) MinisterJoseph McGuire. “Through the infrastructure program, thegovernment of Canada is investing in projects like the King’sRoad pedway to improve community infrastructure and support long-term growth.” The federal-provincial share of the project totals $297,056. Cape Breton Regional Municipality will fund the balance of thisproject. To date, more than $204 million has been invested in 140 projectsthrough the program, and additional announcements are expected asprojects undergo environmental assessment and final approval. The six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program isadministered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency andService Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Enterprise CapeBreton Corporation is a member of the management committee. TheUnion of Nova Scotia Municipalities is represented on theprogram’s management committee. SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Kings Road Receives AdditionalInfrastructure Fundinglast_img read more

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