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City receives cheque for asphalt resurfacing

Saint John Harbour MLA Carl Killen presented Mayor Mel Norton and members of Saint John Common Council with the cheque for $755,031.70 today for work completed by the City of Saint John on Provincial and Regional Designated Highways in 2011.

The funds were used for asphalt resurfacing on a number of city streets last year including City Road, Chesley Drive and Market Place West. The cheque was presented at the gazebo in front of the Carleton Community Centre at the top of Market Place West. The City completely re-built Market Place last year including the water and sewer infrastructure underneath the road.
“Market Place is a prime example of one of the great streetscapes here in the city,” said Mayor Norton. “It’s a vital vehicle and pedestrian link for the citizens who live in the area and for motorists who use the Digby Ferry. It will also be key to the revitalization of this neighbourhood.”

 “This allocation of funding from the Government of New Brunswick is just one example of the collaboration and coordination between levels of government,” said MLA Killen.

“I look forward to a future filled with this type of partnership between the Government of New Brunswick and the City of Saint John.”