Feds, province commit funds to trio of Lunenburg County projects


  • <p>FILE PHOTOS</p><p>Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson and Lunenburg Mayor Matt Risser.</p>

COOKVILLE - Sewage treatment plants here and in Lunenburg are getting overhauled in preparation for anticipated influxes of new development in both communities. During a March 13 news conference, national and provincial governments announced millions in spending toward both projects.

In Lunenburg, the Starr Street wastewater facility will see mechanical and electrical equipment replaced, a back-up generator added and a change in the treatment process.

The Cookville plant, on Highway 10, just north of the Exit 12 Highway 103 interchange, will also be upgraded to handle increased capacity.

Funding for a third non-sewage-treatment-related project was also announced.

Federal and Nova Scotia governments agreed to spend on an active transportation connector in Cookville, which includes a 75-metre multi-use pathway bridge connecting Osprey Village's village developments with the Town of Bridgewater, along with with nearly 300 metres of sidewalk.

"The crossing will create a new opportunity for safe, non-vehicular travel between two neighbouring municipalities," Infrastructure Canada said in a news release.

The total combined provincial and Ottawa spending amounts to nearly $30 million toward the three projects.

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