CBRM wrapping up busiest construction season in municipality’s history

December 28, 2017

Over $21 million construction season for CBRM coming to a close

SYDNEY, NS -  Asphalt plants closed last week, concluding the municipality’s busiest construction season to date. Work tallied over $21 million for the year, making up the largest one-year investment in roadwork and underground infrastructure in CBRM’s history.

The busy season saw improvements to the municipality’s water systems worth $12 million, with rehabilitation work done to over 11 kilometres of water main. A $1 million manhole replacement project is ongoing at approximately 70 per cent complete. Stormwater separation work, worth and additional $2 million, and lift station replacements, worth an additional $1 million, continue into 2018. The improvements to the existing water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure are funded 50 per cent federally through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), 25 per cent by the Province of Nova Scotia and 25 per cent by the CBRM.

 Adding to the active construction season was $3.8 million of capital investments on local roads, including 23 projects, with $2.6 million on collector roads, including five projects. Public Works conducted $1.175 million worth of work on road repairs throughout the municipality.

2017 also saw $1 million spent on arterial road work, cost-shared through the federal New Building Canada Fund: Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component National and Regional Projects (NBCF PTIC-NRP), the Province of Nova Scotia and the CBRM.

“These significant projects have led to hundreds of improvements across the Cape Breton Regional Municipality,”said Mayor Cecil Clarke. “On behalf of the municipality, I thank our employees and local contractors for their hard work on a successful construction season.”