Glovertown and Happy Adventure receive upgrade funding
Stepping to the podium with what will likely be her last funding announcement in Glovertown, outgoing Bonavista-Burin-Trinity M.P. Judy Foote brought forward good news on Sept. 6.
The federal government will be contributing $141,000 towards an overall $625,000 road upgrade in Glovertown.
Terra Nova MHA Collin Holloway and Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce were on hand to announce the province would match the federal contribution, and Glovertown would carry the remaining cost for the upgrade.
The funds have been allocated through the federal Small Communities Fund – Infrastructure Canada and provincial Municipal Capital Works.
“This is another example of doing what we need to do to make communities more viable and to make sure we are able to make life easier for those that we represent,” said Foote.
Glovertown Mayor Doug Churchill said this funding will be used to resurface Crewes Road, with gravel roads Aspen Valley Lane, Wells Road, Riggs Road and Butts Lane to be paved.
He said tender bids received will determine how many of the roads listed will be completed.
Churchill added tenders will be issued as soon as possible. If everything moves forward swiftly and the weather cooperates, paving could begin this fall. If not, the roadwork will be carried out in the spring.
Holloway also announced the province has allocated – through Municipal Capital Works - $298,000 towards the upgrading of water and sewer systems, the drinking water distribution system and sanitary sewage collection system.
The total cost of the project is $366,000.
“These projects have been identified by communities as important to them, and as you’re member they are important to me,” he said. “The residents of the District of Terra Nova will be well served by these upgrades to roads, drinking water and waste water.”
Funding was announced on Sept. 6 for road upgrades for Glovertown, and water and sewer upgrades in Happy Adventure. Pictured, from the left, are Terra Nova MHA Collin Holloway, Glovertown Mayor Doug Churchill, Happy Adventure councillor Wayne Powell , Bonavista-Burin-Trinity M.P. Judy Foote and Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce.