All three levels of government came together to contribute a combined $3.4 million through the Small Communities Fund to a culvert replacement in Moncton, New Brunswick. The project will address flooding issues along Route 106, where water flowing from the Jonathan Creek water system toward the Petitcodiac River has affected traffic, caused erosion, and created the potential for damaged private property.

“We are proud to work with all three levels of government and the private sector to carry out this important infrastructure project in the City of Moncton,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Roger Melanson. “This major construction project will help address long-standing flood issues for residents, while creating jobs to stimulate the local economy.”

The project will see a major culvert and several municipal water and sewer lines replaced to improve water flow.  The federal, provincial, and municipal governments will make equal contributions to the project.

“Today’s announcement will allow us to undertake the first step in the series of mitigative measures required to assist all residents affected by flooding along the Jonathan Creek waterway,” said Moncton Mayor George Leblanc. “In addition, this project fits in perfectly within our long-term strategy of adapting existing infrastructure to accommodate the effects of climate change.”

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