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Over $3.4 million announced for Burin Peninsula infrastructure upgrades

The Town of Marystown.
The Town of Marystown is among several on the Burin Peninsula receiving funds from the provincial and federal government for infrastructure projects. — File photo

BURIN PENINSULA, N.L. — 10 communities on the Burin Peninsula will receive a portion of the $123 million dollars announced on Friday, July 26 for infrastructure upgrades through the federal government's Investing in Canada Plan.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premiere Dwight Ball announced during an appearance in Deer Lake that the funds will go towards infrastructure project in 140 communities throughout the province.

The project costs are being shared between the province, the federal government and community partners.

The Town of Marystown will receive $415,327 from the provincial government for upgrades to McGettigan Boulevard, the federal government adding an additional $415,452. The Town of Marystown will make up the remainder of the project cost, which is $1,374,127 in total.

Under the cost sharing initiative, the Town of Burin will receive $918,273 in provincial and federal funding for chlorination and water system upgrades to the Big Pond water supply, St. Lawrence will receive $637,963 for Phase II of water and sewer upgrades to Pollux Crescent,  and $541,344 has been allotted to the Town of Grand Bank for analysis and upgrades to the municipal dam.

Bain Harbour will receive funding for upgrades to its water system in the amount of $456,334 and Parkers Cove will also receive funding for upgrades to its water treatment system in the amount of $423,129.

$139,818 has been earmarked for the Town of Fortune for storm sewer upgrades on Confederation Street and Terrenceville will receive $145,053 for lift station upgrades. 

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