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New Brunswick First procurement approach launched to support businesses

The New Brunswick First Procurement Strategy and Action Plan was officially launched today as part of the provincial government’s economic recovery and growth plan. From left: Gaétan Thomas, CEO of the Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Jill Green; and Service New Brunswick Minister Mary Wilson.

Provincial and federal governments fund improvements on Route 108

The provincial and federal governments have announced more than $840,000 for improvements to Route 108. From left: Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart.

Provincial and federal governments fund culvert replacement

The provincial and federal governments will invest a combined $1.25 million to replace culverts on the Titus Road and Deuxième Sault Road. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver; Brigitte Martin, president of the Saint-Joseph de Madawaska local service district advisory committee; and Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault.

Provincial, federal governments fund culvert replacement

The provincial and federal governments will invest a combined $600,000 to replace a deteriorating culvert on Red Head Road in Mispec. From left: Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long and Hampton MLA Gary Crossman.

Investment of $58 million to improve province’s trade corridors

The provincial and federal governments are investing a combined $58 million in road infrastructure upgrades for the province’s strategic trade corridors. From left: federal Infrastructure and Communities Minister François-Philippe Champagne; New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig; and Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr.

Provincial, federal governments fund improvements to tourism corridor

The provincial and federal governments will invest a combined total of $4 million to improve Route 114, which serves as the main access road to Fundy National Park. From left: Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins MLA Bruce Northrup; Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver.

Love Your Covered Bridges Day

In anticipation of Love Your Covered Bridges Day on Sunday, Aug. 4, ministers and members of the Association Heritage New Brunswick recently visited the Patrick Owens Covered Bridge in Rusagonis. From left: Kellie Blue-McQuade, executive director of the association; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver; Marion Beyea, association president; and Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr.

Minister visits covered bridges exhibit

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver, left, visited the Kings County Museum in Hampton to view the Covered Bridges of New Brunswick exhibit. The department provided boards and a sign from the Hammond River Bridge No. 2 for the exhibit. Providing the tour for Oliver was museum manager Debbie Hickey. The exhibit will be on display for the remainder of ...

Minister moderated panel discussion

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver moderated a panel discussion about maximizing transportation assets at this year’s Port Days in Saint John, on June 11. The industry-focused event is a long-held tradition in the city, dating back almost six decades.

Carbon monoxide monitors to be installed in schools

The provincial government announced today that carbon monoxide monitors will be installed in about 160 provincial schools which have fuel-fired appliances. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy and provincial fire marshal Michael Lewis.

Annual traffic safety awareness campaign underway

With warmer weather on the horizon and construction season now underway, the provincial government and its industry partners are reminding motorists to slow down. Among those participating in the launch of the annual traffic safety campaign were Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver, Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy, Public Safety Minister Carl Urquhart and representatives of the ...

Provincial purchase of salt from local mine will create new jobs

The provincial government has announced an agreement to buy its supply of road salt from the Nutrien mine in Sussex, a decision that will support 50 mining jobs and generate economic spinoffs in the region. From left: Doug Doney, general manager of Nutrien’s operations in New Brunswick; Hampton MLA Gary Crossman; Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland; Transportation and ...

Mobile app launched for provincial 511

The public can now more easily access information on road conditions, incidents and ferry disruptions through a new application for mobile devices. Participating in the launch of My511 were, from left, highway maintenance engineer Joshua McInnis and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver.

Government to develop strategy to preserve covered bridges and river ferries

The provincial government has launched a review of New Brunswick’s network of covered bridges and river ferries. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver stands near the covered bridge at Bloomfield Creek.

Roadwork investments in Cap-Pelé and Beaubassin East areas

The provincial government will invest more than $1.5 million in paving, chip seal and culvert replacement work in the Cap-Pelé area this year as part of its 2018-19 capital budget. From left: Beaubassin East Mayor Ronnie Duguay; Shediac-Beaubassin-Cap-Pelé MLA Victor Boudreau; and Cap-Pelé Mayor Serge Léger.

Reinstatement of Adopt-A-Highway program

The provincial government today announced the reinstatement of the Adopt-A-Highway program. From left: Paddy Quinn, 95.9 Sun FM radio host; Kevin Matthews, lead pastor of the Point Church; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Justin Somers, Towne Auto Group general manager; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; and Darcey McLaughlin, 95.9 Sun FM radio host.

New Lamèque-Shippagan bridge to be built

The provincial government has announced that a new bridge will be built to replace the Lamèque-Shippagan bridge. From left: Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Wilfred Roussel; Lamèque Mayor Jules Haché; Premier Brian Gallant; Shippagan Mayor Anita Savoie Robichaud; Marie-Lou Noël, president of the Shippagan Chamber of Commerce; and Sébastien Haché, chair of the Lamèque-Shippagan Bridge Committee.

Province selling former school property to village

Balmoral Mayor Charles Bernard (left) and Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage visited the site of the former Le Domaine Des Copains school. The provincial government is selling the property to the Village of Balmoral for future municipal development.

Work continuing on Route 108 in New Denmark

Significant repairs to an important trucking corridor will continue this year as part of the provincial government’s 2018-19 capital budget. From left: Victoria-La Vallée MLA Chuck Chiasson; Leo Prescott, director of the New Denmark Recreation Centre; Dorothy Adam, vice-president of the New Denmark Recreation Centre; and Premier Brian Gallant.

New location announced for New Brunswick Museum

The provincial government will purchase a portion of the former Canadian Coast Guard property in Saint John as the future site of the New Brunswick Museum. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Bill Hicks, the museum’s acting CEO; Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; Premier Brian Gallant; and Shannon Merrifield, chair of the museum’s board of directors.

Planning underway for new interchange on Route 1 in Saint John

The provincial government is investing $1.2 million in 2018-19 to begin planning for a new Route 1 interchange in Saint John and four-way traffic signals at two busy Saint John intersections which will improve safety and traffic flow and will allow for increased economic development. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Councillor John MacKenzie; Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick ...

Newly twinned section of Route 11 now open

The newly twinned section of Route 11, between Route 15 and Shediac River, officially opened to traffic today. From left: federal Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc; Hassan Mteri, engineer with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Shediac-Beaubassin-Cap-Pelé MLA Victor Boudreau; and Shediac Mayor Jacques LeBlanc.

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.