Hunter River, Prince Edward Island – A reconstruction project on Route 2 in Prince Edward Island has officially opened to traffic, completing a 22-kilometre stretch of improvements between Charlottetown and Summerside. The project was the Hunter River portion of highway improvements on Route 2.
“Our government is committed to creating jobs and stimulating our economy through infrastructure projects that will bring both immediate and long-term benefits,” said Gail Shea, Member of Parliament for Egmont. “The reconstruction of Route 2 is the second-largest highway investment for P.E.I. this year, and will improve the safety and flow of traffic between Charlottetown and Summerside. We are proud to be working with our provincial colleagues to improve highways for communities across P.E.I. and throughout Canada.”
The grade of the eastern hill made it very difficult for drivers crossing Route 2 on Route 13 to see traffic coming from the east. The design also addressed speeding in the area and increases the safety of pedestrians. The province provided the majority of the project’s $3.6 million cost, with the federal government contributing the remaining $600,00 through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund.