Road work announced for Mount Pearl
More than $10.1 million was announced Wednesday for a number of road improvement projects in Mount Pearl.
The funds are from provincial, federal and municipal governments.
The provincial government will be contributing about $1.9 million for widening and repaving portions of both Topsail Road and Blackmarsh Road, and reconfiguring the Blackmarsh Road – Topsail Road intersection, including the installation of new traffic signals. The wastewater management system will also be upgraded and new curbs, gutters, sidewalks and bus lay-by areas will be installed. The federal government and the city will be chip in more than $1.4 million each.
A second project includes $3.4 million from the province to repave Commonwealth Avenue from Glendale Avenue to Francis Street, upgrade or install 2,000 metres of sidewalks, and upgrade the traffic signals at four key locations. The water and wastewater management systems will also be updated. The federal and municipal contributions are about $2.6 million.
The provincial government is contributing $234,000 to upgrade Second Street, with a federal contribution of up to $213,000.
Additionally, both governments will contribute approximately $150,000 each towards upgrades of the elevator and HVAC system at the Glacier Arena.