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Surplus property to be sold to Hanwell

The provincial government and the Rural Community of Hanwell have reached an agreement for the transfer of surplus government property on Hanwell Road. From left: Hanwell Mayor Chris Melvin and deputy premier Stephen Horsman.

Repairs completed on two New Denmark roads

Two roads in New Denmark, the Mill Hill Road and Route 108, recently reopened to full traffic following significant repairs. Members of the community joined Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser and Victoria-La-Vallée MLA Chuck Chiasson to reopen Mill Hill Road, which had been closed to traffic since 2014 after a washout.

Investments in paving projects

The provincial government has invested in paving projects in the upper St. John River valley. From left: Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Andrew Harvey and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

King Street Elementary School officially opens

Students and dignitaries participated in the official opening of King Street Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 27, in Miramichi. From left: Paula Hache, principal; Lisa McNeil, Susan McLenaghan and Beth McCarty, members of the Building a Future for our Children community group; Eileen Bowes, chair of Building a Future for our Children; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Mark Donovan, ...

Funding committed for new provincial museum

The government is committing $50 million toward construction of a new provincial museum in uptown Saint John. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Shannon Merrifield, chair of the museum’s board of directors; Premier Brian Gallant; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long.

Sod-turning for new courthouse

A sod-turning was held today to mark the official beginning of construction of a new courthouse in Fredericton. From left: Associate Chief Judge Mary Jane Richards; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Chief Justice J. Ernest Drapeau; Justice Judy Clendening; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; and Justice Brad Green.

Reconstructed Doak House barn officially opened

An official opening was held today for the reconstructed Doak House barn. From left: Karen Howe, Des-Tek Inc. architectural firm; Doaktown Mayor Bev Gaston; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Valerie O'Donnell, manager of Doak House; Delmer White, Atlantic Salmon Museum; and Donald Colford, acting as the original property owner Robert Doak.

Contract signed for ferry construction

The provincial government has signed a contract with Ocean New Brunswick Inc. for the construction of a 15-car river ferry, which will be built at the naval centre in Bas-Caraquet. From left: Shippagan-Lamèque-Miscou MLA Wilfred Roussel; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser, who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle; Jacques ...

Signage pilot project launched

The provincial government officially launched a pilot project today that will give food, fuel and accommodations businesses in southwestern New Brunswick the opportunity to participate in a logo sign program along a section of Route 1 in Charlotte County. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill ...

Launch of electric school bus pilot program

The provincial government is adding two new school buses to its fleet of electric vehicles in time for the new school year. Participating in the announcement was Treasury Board President Roger Melanson.

Agreement in principle to redevelop former Moncton High School

The provincial government has reached an agreement in principle to see the former Moncton High School saved and redeveloped, without demolition of the building while also maintaining the auditorium and gymnasium for community use. From left: Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Bernard LeBlanc; Ross Carpenter, vice-president of operations at Heritage Developments; Chris Collins, Speaker of the legislative assembly; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; ...

Minister tours former Moncton High School

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser said the former Moncton High School is an important heritage icon, and any plan for the building’s redevelopment must respect its cultural and historical value. From left: Fraser; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; and Chris Collins, Speaker of the legislative assembly.

Investment in restoring bus service to province’s southwest

The provincial government is investing $500,000 to help provide affordable bus transportation through a community led pilot project in southwestern New Brunswick. From left: Mike Cassidy, president of Maritime Bus; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; Premier Brian Gallant; Stan Choptiany, Southwest New Brunswick Transit Authority president; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and New Brunswick Southwest MP ...

Resurfacing work in Cambridge-Narrows

The provincial government and the Village of Cambridge-Narrows will jointly fund a resurfacing project this year under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. Participating in the announcement were Cambridge-Narrows Mayor Blair Cummings, seated, and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

Paving projects in Edmundston

The provincial government has funded three paving projects in partnership with the City of Edmundston this year under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser and Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard.

Paving in Lac Baker

The provincial government will fund a paving project in the village of Lac Baker this year under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. From left: Lac Baker Mayor Louis Chouinard and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry.

Annual traffic safety campaign launched

The provincial government and industry partners have launched the annual safety awareness campaign reminding motorists to heed posted speed limits and exercise caution when driving in and around construction zones. From left: Miramichi Police Force Chief Paul Fiander; Jamie Weatherbee, president of the New Brunswick Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Tom McGinn, executive ...

Investments in Fredericton road and culvert projects

The provincial government and the City of Fredericton will jointly fund several infrastructure projects this year under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien and deputy premier Stephen Horsman.

Further investment in Chaleur Regional Hospital addition

The provincial government is investing $27.4 million from the 2017-18 capital budget to continue construction of a five-storey addition at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. From left: Stéphane Legacy, vice-president of outpatient and professional Services, Vitalité Health Network; Jean-Guy Robichaud, president of the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis ...

Paving and bridge work in Carleton County

The provincial government is investing in paving projects in the Town of Florenceville-Bristol and the Village of Centreville this year. It is also beginning upgrades to the Florenceville bridge on Route 130. From left: Florenceville-Bristol Mayor Karl Curtis; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey; and Centreville Mayor Michael Stewart.

Perth-Andover hospital upgrades begin

A sod-turning ceremony was held to mark the official beginning of a project to restore, preserve and protect critical infrastructure at the Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph Hospital in Perth-Andover. From left: Perth-Andover Mayor Marianne Bell; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey; Karen McGrath, president and CEO of Horizon Health Network; David Moore, executive director of Upper River Valley ...

Renovations at NBCC Miramichi campus

The provincial government will award a tender in the weeks ahead for brick and stone repointing at the St. Michael’s Building on the Miramichi campus of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). The project is one of several infrastructure improvements planned for the campus; others include a roof replacement, emergency lighting upgrades, and modernizing heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. ...

Design work underway for school upgrade in Shediac

Design work has begun on a major upgrade at Polyvalente Louis-J.-Robichaud in Shediac. From left: Beaubassin East Mayor Ronnie Duguay; Cap-Pelé Mayor Serge Léger; Michelle Bertin, school principal; Paul Demers, district education council chair, Francophone sud school district; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Mélika Belliveau, student council president; Gilles Cormier, member of the ...

Government signs contract for innovative culvert assessments

The provincial government has signed a contract with a Fredericton engineering company that is changing the way culverts are assessed. Using what is known as backscatter computed tomography, the company can assess buried structures without digging them up for a visual inspection. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser and Inversa Systems president and CEO John Bowles.

Maine and New Brunswick confer on international bridges

Officials from the Maine Department of Transportation visited the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure today to discuss international bridges. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser, right, welcomed Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt to Fredericton.