Road work an­nounced for Mount Pearl

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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