City looks for project funding
The City of Charlottetown has applied for federal funding to help out with some park and bridge projects.
The city has applied to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) for more than $1 million worth of work at Queen Elizabeth Park, located at the end of Belvedere Avenue.
The city wants to upgrade and pave a kilometre’s worth of the pathways to improve accessibility.
The project’s total cost would be $230,000 with the city’s share coming in at $68,667, the province’s share at $73,333 and the federal government contributing $88,000.
The city also wants to carry out some work on the beach at the park. The city intends to carry out an assessment and undertake necessary dredging to upgrade the shoreline so that the beach area can be developed. This would cost $1.1 million with the city’s share at $343,333, the province in at $366,667 and the federal government in at $440,000.
In other projects, the city wants to rehabilitate the Wrights Creek bridge to enable vehicle traffic and improve pedestrian access. Cost of the project is $690,000 with the city’s share at $206,000, the province in at $220,000 and the federal government contributing $264,000.
Elsewhere, the city plans to expand the Victoria Park boardwalk to connect with the boardwalk at the culinary institute.
This project includes easements and constructing a 0.35kilometre boardwalk along the shoreline.
Shoreline protection will have to take place along this section.
This will cost $1.1 million with the city’s share at $343,333, the province in at $366,667 and the federal government chipping in $440,000.
The city also plans on replacing the existing light poles and fixtures at the City Diamond ball field.
The project will cost $345,000 with the city’s share at $103,000, the province in at $110,000 and the federal government coming in at $132,000.