Area communities receive infrastructure funding
The provincial government has announced it will fund a variety of municipal capital works projects in Cupids, Brigus and Upper Island Cove.
The announcement was made Aug. 25 as part of a $1.5 million allocation for projects in the Harbour Main and Port de Grave districts.
Cupids will receive funding to upgrade the Burnt Head Loop retaining structure, and Brigus will also begin water main improvements. In Upper Island Cove, the funding will be used for the replacement of the water booster station.
The Town of Holyrood wi l l also receive funding to replace a sewer lift station, and upgrade water and sewer services and pave Kennedy’s Lane.
“ The projects to be undertaken will greatly enhance the municipal infrastructure in these communities,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O’Brien. “ Through a collaborative approach with our municipalities we are continuing our efforts to improve municipal services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.”
“ These projects for the historic towns of our area are certainly welcomed and will provide great benefits,” said Transportation and Works Minister and Harbour Main MHA Tom Hedderson.
“ With a strong emphasis on water and wastewater projects, we are improving our neighbourhoods and demonstrating our continued com- mitment to the longevity of our communities.”
This year’s provincial budget included $140.8 million for new and ongoing municipal infrastructure projects. When combined with federal cost-shared programs and municipal contributions, the total investment this year is expected to be approximately $219 million.