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Adelaide Street the number one priority in Carbonear

By Mark Squibb/November 25, 2021

The Town of Carbonear has submitted a list of projects to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure in the hopes of seeing them funded, with Adelaide Street topping the list.

For any projects approved, the town will pay 20 per cent of the total project cost.

The Town is requesting $1.6 million for water and sewer, paving, and sidewalk installation for the eastern end of Adelaide Street. The Town’s portion is estimated at $324,000.

Mayor Frank Butt noted that for clarification that Adelaide Street was the number one priority, and Town Clerk Kathy Sommers said she would add that note to the motion.

Councilors Chris O’Grady, Malcolm Seymour and Peter Snow declared themselves in conflict on the matter, having family members who lived on the street.

The next priority on the list is Grassy Lane with an estimated $360,000 of work needed. The Town’s portion of that project would be $72,000. The exact nature of the work was not specified.

The third road for which funding was requested is LeMarchant Road. Council is asking for water and sewer, and pavement for a total of $1.3 million. The Town’s portion would be $227,306.

The next priority after that is White’s Road. Councilor Ray Noel declared a conflict, having a family member who lives on the road. The Town is applying for $870,000 for water and sewer, storm, and road upgrading. The Town’s share would be $174,000.

The final project for which the town requested funding is for water sewer and storm upgrades on Saunders’s Avenue at a cost of $309,923. The Town would pay $61,984.

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