Wolfville Street Project Receives Funding

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

May 8, 2003 12:27 PM

The Town of Wolfville will be able to complete reconstruction of
one of its major streets, thanks to financial help from the Nova
Scotia government.

Peter Christie, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal
Relations, said the province is committing $287,500 over two
years to Phase 2 of the Chestnut Avenue reconstruction. The
project includes replacing underground water, sewer and storm
sewer lines, paving, new sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

"This project will enable the Town of Wolfville to better serve
the residents of Chestnut Avenue," Mr. Christie said. "Improving
basic infrastructure leads to better, stronger communities and
Wolfville residents will realize immediate benefits from this

Wolfville Mayor Robert Stead said a rebuilt Chestnut Avenue will
result in a cleaner community and lower maintenance costs for the

"The new storm sewer will eliminate open ditches and the
sidewalks will improve pedestrian safety in this residential
area," the mayor said.

The province's contribution represents 50 per cent of the
project's estimated costs. Last year, the province committed
$216,500 to the first phase of the project.


Contact: David MacNeil
         Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
         E-mail: macneidf@gov.ns.ca

kjd         May 8, 2003         12:25 P.M.