Ottawa and the province will be providing almost $62 million to build a bridge across the Petitcodiac to replace part of the causeway, according to the Times and Transcript.
Provincial Finance Minister Cathy Rogers says the bridge has been a long time coming. They’ve been talking about it for decades and now it’s going to happen. She says it’ll help restore fish habuitat in the river and re-establish the tidal bore further upriver. Rogers says it’ll help enhance ecotourism as well as fishing…both commercial and recreational.
No word yet when the project will get underway.