SAINT JOHN (GNB) – The provincial government is investing up to $7.7 million for the remaining phases to repair and upgrade the Saint John Harbour Bridge. The federal government, through the National Trade Corridors Fund, is contributing up to $7.3 million, for a total investment of $15 million.

“The Saint John Harbour Bridge represents a critical piece of infrastructure along a major transportation link that is vital to the movement of goods and people through our province and beyond,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Jeff Carr. “We want to ensure we are doing all we can to manage our infrastructure and that includes working in partnership with the federal government, one of our key stakeholders, on upgrades to the bridge.”

The ongoing upgrades will extend the life of the bridge.

“These projects represent a great opportunity to increase New Brunswick's trade capacity and alleviate the congestion issues the region is currently experiencing,” said federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. “By investing in infrastructure projects like these, we will improve the movement of goods through Canada's transportation networks and strengthen Canada's supply chains.”

The National Trade Corridors Fund supports the flow of goods across the country’s supply chains.

The Saint John Harbour Bridge, a major transportation link on Route 1, is one of the largest structures currently maintained by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.