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Multi-Million Dollar Funding For Upgrades To Downtown Moncton

By Tara Clow Feb 22, 2023 | 1:13 PM

More than $36 million is being invested for upgrades in Moncton’s downtown.

More than $12 million is coming from the provincial government, $14.5 from the federal and $9.7 million from the City of Moncton.

Funds will be used to expand and upgrade downtown infrastructure, including raising Downing Street and Assomption Boulevard, creating a new street and extending municipal services.

“This funding will support significant improvements that will encourage the overall densification and revitalization of our downtown and help us move forward with the downtown vision and infrastructure renewal detailed in the City’s Downtown Core Community Improvement Plan,” says City of Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold.

New electrical and communications infrastructure will be relocated underground to increase resilience to extreme weather.

Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) made the announcement on behalf of the Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, “These upgrades to water management and roads in downtown Moncton improves the city’s capacity to manage water, stormwater, and wastewater, as well as protect Moncton and its residents against climate change and extreme weather events. We will continue to work with our partners to invest in these types of projects, which are good for people and the environment.”

Work is intended to replace aging infrastructure, and prepare the area for future development.

“We are investing in infrastructure projects that will have long-term economic and social benefits for residents of New Brunswick. This is an exciting development that will lead to private sector investment to support the growth of the Greater Moncton Region. Investing in critical infrastructure in our communities also mitigates the risk of disastrous flooding,” says Daniel Allain, Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform.

There’s no word yet when the work will be done, or how long it will take.


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