April 11, 2018 COLES ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK Transport Canada
The quality of Canada’s transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country’s trade corridors is key to the success of Canadian firms in the global marketplace.
Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport announced a major investment of $22.062 million for upgrades to Route 10 that will help local businesses compete by moving commercial goods to market, and create more jobs for the middle class.
The project involves replacing two existing bridges on Route 10 in Coles Island, located in southcentral New Brunswick. The two bridges will be removed and replaced with new structures that can accommodate two lanes of traffic and will meet forestry industry standards for vehicle weights and increase the fluidity of trade at this strategic transportation corridor. The Strategic Corridor Project – Route 10, Coles Island is a project of the Government of New Brunswick.
The Government of Canada is supporting infrastructure projects that contribute most to Canada’s continued success in international trade. For example, projects being funded will:
- support economic activity and the physical movement of goods or people in Canada;
- help the transportation system withstand the effects of climate change and make sure it is able to support new technologies and innovation;
- address transportation bottlenecks and congestion along Canada’s trade corridors; and
- increase the fluidity of Canadian trade around the world through our ports, airports, roads, railways, intermodal facilities, bridges and border crossings.
Provincial, territorial and municipal governments, Indigenous groups, not-for-profit and for-profit private-sector organizations, federal Crown Corporations, Canadian Port Authorities, and National Airport System Airport Authorities are all eligible for funding under the National trade Corridors Fund.
For more information about the National Trade Corridors Fund please visit http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/programs/national-trade-corridors-fund.html.