Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Over $46 Million in Municipal Infrastructure Upgrades Announced

This morning, the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined by Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s, to announce over $46 million for municipal infrastructure projects in the city.

Funding was allocated through the 2017-2020 Multi-Year Capital Works program and projects will be cost-shared 50/50 between the Provincial Government and the City of St. John’s. The list of projects includes:

  •          Annual Streets Rehabilitation Program ($26 million total project value)
  •          Annual Bridge Rehabilitation Program ($1.5 million total project value)
  •          Annual Retaining Wall Rehabilitation Program ($1.5 million total project value)
  •          Bay Bulls Road Street Upgrading – Phase 3 ($5 million total project value)
  •          Northeast Land Assembly Trunk Storm Sewer Replacement ($5.4 million total project value)
  •          Bishops Line – Box Culvert ($1 million total project value)
  •          Cadet Road Street Upgrading ($950,000 total project value)
  •          Empire Avenue – Sewer Separation ($2.1 million total project value)
  •          Gould’s Pump Station and Force Main Repairs ($2.8 million) 

The Multi-Year Capital Works program is part of the Provincial Government’s 2017-2020 municipal infrastructure program. The program provides $100 million over three years to support the development of municipal infrastructure. This includes $70 million for Multi-Year communities from 2017-2020 and $10 million each year for three years to communities through the Municipal Capital Works program.
 
These initiatives deliver on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.
 
Quotes
“We are pleased to be working with the City of St. John’s to provide over $20 million in provincial funding for projects that prioritize improvements to roads and water and sewer systems. These types of upgrades support the safety and well-being of residents and demonstrate our government’s commitment to building safe and sustainable communities.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment
 
“Cost sharing these projects with the Provincial Government allows the city to undertake infrastructure construction and renewal at an affordable cost. These funds will help the city to enhance the quality of roads, water, and waste water services for residents in St. John’s.”
Danny Breen
Mayor of the City of St. John’s
 
Learn More
 
Budget 2018 Municipal Capital Works:  http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2018/exec/0321n01.aspx
 
Provincial Government Announces New Municipal Infrastructure Program: http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/ma/0313n03.aspx
 
Municipal Capital Works: http://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/capital_works/index.html
 
Multi-Year Capital Works Funding: http://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/capital_works/multi_year_capital_works_2017_20.pdf
 
Media contacts:
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca
 
Kelly Maguire
Media Relations
City of St. John's
709-576-8491
kmaguire@stjohns.ca