Backgrounder:  Fredericton residents and businesses to benefit from improved public infrastructure   

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Fredericton residents and businesses to benefit from improved public infrastructure

Joint federal and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure program will support 16 public, transportation, and disaster mitigation infrastructure improvement projects in the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.3 million toward these projects through COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of theInvesting in Canada Infrastructure Program. The City of Fredericton is contributing more than $588,000.

Project Information:

Project Title

Project Description

Federal Funding

Municipal Funding

104th Regiment Foot Bridge

This project replaces all wooden decking to ensure extended usage of the footbridge for many years to come.

$280,000

$70,000

Active Transportation Implementation

Construction segments to fill key gaps in Fredericton’s active transportation infrastructure, opening up opportunities for increased mobility.

$200,000

$50,000

Arena Ice Plants - Fredericton

Rebuilding two compressors (one at York and one at Lady Beaverbrook Rink) and conduct a complete a scan of refrigeration piping at Willie O’Ree rink.

$72,000

$18,000

Boyce Farmers Market Retrofits

Retrofits including the installation of 5 plexiglass barriers to ensure physical distancing while patrons are eating, as well as the installation of a large plexiglass barrier in front of a window and garage door to reflect the recommendations from the Dept. Of Health and keep patrons safe.

$2,852

$713

City Parking Garage Repairs - Fredericton

Repairing the East End parking garage and the Frederick Square parking garage to prevent corrosion and reduce weather damage. This project will improve the structural stability, and extend the life of the facility.

$120,000

$30,000

Drinking Water Conversion - Fredericton

Safety retrofits for refillable water fountains, including the conversion of existing drinking water fountains to refillable bottle stations as part of a COVID-19 mitigation strategy.

$40,000

$10,000

Fredericton - Emerald Ash Borer

Treating Ash trees to delay spread of invasive species (Emerald Ash Borer), as well as the replacement of tree infrastructure to mitigate future damage by an invasive species. This project will maintaining the Ash tree canopy cover to help reduce storm water runoff, and provide shade and cooling; an essential defense against climate change and excess rainwater.

$40,000

$10,000

Fredericton - Pedestrian and Trail Crossing

Add safety features, such as signs and safety markings, at key crossings and intersections across the city, including the Fulton Avenue Trail Crossing, and Maple Street and Forest Hill Road.

$60,000

$15,000

Fredericton Indoor Pool

Cutting in a new access into the pool mechanical room to remove and install the new HVAC unit, replace the blower component and install new controls.

$60,000

$15,000

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure - Fredericton

Converting existing sports courts into Pickle Ball courts at Nasis Middle School in Fredericton.

$120,000

$30,000

Outdoor Sport Court and Field New - Fredericton

Development of new outdoor volleyball courts surrounding the Scotiabank/Willie O'Ree Place.

$240,000

$60,000

Outdoor Sport Court and Field Renewal - Fredericton

Converting an older baseball field (Marysville back field) to a new Bantam level field, including field reconstruction to accommodate Bantam requirements, as well as adding lighting, fencing, bleachers and dugouts.

$340,000

$85,000

Police Station Renovations - Fredericton

Renovating the infill to enclose the front lobby of the station to improve safety, privacy, and to create more usable floor space. Work will include floors, walls, finishes, HVAC, and sprinklers.

$220,000

$55,000

Sidewalk and Subdivision Connection Extensions

Building sidewalk and subdivision connections to provide year round access to pedestrian facilities and active transportation infrastructure.

$200,000

$50,000

Transportation Safety Improvements

Six transportation infrastructure projects across the city to make incremental improvements to the transportation system and to increase safety and reliability.

$240,000

$60,000

Various Roofing Repairs - Fredericton

Roofing and re-capping of various buildings identified in a Spring inspection, including City Hall. It will prolong the life of building roofs and reduce the need for full replacement.

$120,000

$30,000

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