Canada and Nova Scotia invest in safer roads and improved bicycle and pedestrian access to sections of the Cabot Trail (Trunk 30)

VICTORIA, NS, Sept. 30, 2020 /CNW/ – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia acknowledge the completely different ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted smaller and rural communities throughout the province. Each governments are making strategic investments in infrastructure to satisfy the particular wants of rural Nova Scotian municipalities and assist them strengthen their native economies.

That’s the reason the governments have been taking decisive motion collectively to help households, companies and communities, and proceed to look forward to see what extra may be completed.

Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Girls and Gender Equality and Rural Financial Growth, and the Honourable Lloyd Hines, Minister of the Nova Scotia Division of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, in the present day introduced funding to improve the Trunk 30 part of the Cabot Path.

The undertaking consists of rehabilitating a complete of seven.4 kilometres of street and changing two culverts alongside the Trunk 30 part of the Cabot Path. The primary phase of upgrades will begin simply north of MacLellans Cross Street to Higher Center River Bridge, and the second portion will start from Higher Center River Bridge to Victoria/Inverness County Line. The up to date part of street will embody a paved shoulder for bicycle and pedestrian visitors to encourage energetic transportation. On account of this funding, the residents in rural Cape Breton will profit from a extra dependable street infrastructure, and a protected technique of transportation and in the end an improved high quality of life.

The Authorities of Canada is investing $4.3 million by way of the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, whereas the Authorities of Nova Scotia is offering over $4.4 million.

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“Rural communities are an integral a part of our nation and so they have been extremely impacted by Covid-19 in many various methods. This is the reason investments in native infrastructure just like the rehabilitation of Cabot Path in Victoria County is particularly vital to assist communities bounce again and turn out to be extra resilient now and sooner or later.”

Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Girls and Gender Equality and Rural Financial Growth

“The Cabot Path is a crucial tourism vacation spot not just for Nova Scotia however for Canadian tourism. This funding will assist make sure that our roads resulting in breath-taking, look-offs are protected for vacationers, for native residents and for motorcyclists. The paved shoulder may even make it safer for pedestrian and bike owner, encouraging energetic transportation.”

Honourable Lloyd Hines, Minister of the Nova Scotia Division of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

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  • The Cabot Path Rehabilitation (Trunk 30) undertaking is one in all many infrastructure initiatives in small or rural communities in Nova Scotia receiving federal funding below the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Different initiatives embody the Eskasoni First Nation residential fiber optic undertaking, and the brand new enhanced natural supplies remediation facility in Guysborough.

  • By means of the Investing in Canada plan, the Authorities of Canada is investing greater than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit initiatives, inexperienced infrastructure, social infrastructure, commerce and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

  • $2 billion of this funding is supporting infrastructure initiatives that meet the distinctive wants of rural and northern communities to develop native economies, enhance social inclusiveness, higher safeguard the well being and atmosphere of rural and northern communities, and improve broadband connectivity. As well as, $400 million is being delivered by way of the Arctic Vitality Fund to advance vitality safety within the territories.

  • The Authorities of Canada has invested greater than $803 million in 191 infrastructure initiatives throughout Nova Scotia below the Investing in Canada program.

  • To help Canadians and communities in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, a brand new stream has been added to the over $33-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to assist fund pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Present program streams have additionally been tailored to incorporate extra eligible undertaking classes.

  • The COVID-19 Resilience Stream will assist different orders of governments whose funds have been considerably impacted by the pandemic by rising the federal price share for public infrastructure initiatives.

  • The Canada Wholesome Communities Initiative will present as much as $31 million in current federal funding to help communities as they deploy progressive new methods to adapt areas and providers to answer rapid and ongoing wants arising from COVID-19 over the following two years.

Related hyperlinks

Investing in COVID-19 Neighborhood Resilience:
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/covid-19-resilience-eng.html

Canada Wholesome Communities Initiative:
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/chci-iccs/index-eng.html

Investing in Canada Plan Undertaking Map:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map

Federal infrastructure investments on Nova Scotia:
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html

Investing in Canada: Canada’s Lengthy-Time period Infrastructure Plan:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

Rural Alternative, Nationwide Prosperity: An Financial Growth Technique for Rural Canada:
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/rural/strat-eng.html

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