Today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington, announced $13.2 million joint funding for road upgrades across the province.
With this funding, Islanders will benefit from upgrades to approximately 99 kilometres of local roads in communities across the province through the resurfacing of the asphalt on existing roads. The project aims to improve the structural strength and ride quality of these roads to extend their lifespan by 15-20 years. Improving the quality of rural roads in Prince Edward Island is vital to sustaining the continued population growth and supporting local industries.
The Government of Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island are each investing more than $6.6 million in this project.