City looks for project fund­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

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.

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