Cabot Trail upgrades

Ottawa and the province are sharing the costs of upgrading 22 kilometres of the Cabot Trail.

MPs Mark Eyking and Roger Cuzner, provincial Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan; and MLA Pam Eyking announced a total of $36 million to improve four distinct sections of the eastern part of the road to better accomodate cyclists and pedestrians with paved shoulders.  The work areas include from the base of Smokey toward Ingonish, a section in Middle River near Hunters Mountain, Ingonish Centre to Ingonish North and a section in Tarbot.

Ottawa is putting up $11.2 million and the province $24.8 million.