The Dunsmuir Avenue portion of the Village Upgrades project is now complete. The Village of Cumberland celebrated the project completion during a community ribbon-cutting ceremony in Village Square on July 26.
The work on Dunsmuir Avenue was largely completed last fall and involved improving six blocks of Dunsmuir Avenue downtown by replacing aging underground services, installing new storm sewer infrastructure, repaving road surfaces and improving sidewalks. Final wrap-up on the Dunsmuir work, including line painting, small sections of paving and downtown tree re-planting, took place in spring 2017.
“We are all glad to have our main street refurbished,” said Mayor Leslie Baird. “We appreciate the patience of our residents and businesses, and are pleased that Dunsmuir business owners and community members came to celebrate this successful project.”
The Dunsmuir Avenue upgrades are part of a long-term Village commitment to improve Cumberland’s infrastructure. The total project cost was $2.76 million, with of $1.85 million contributed by the provincial and federal governments through the New Building Canada Small Communities Fund.
“Funding public infrastructure is really about building communities and helping people. I congratulate the Village of Cumberland for their hard work in the completion of the Dunsmuir area wastewater project,” said Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in modern, efficient wastewater infrastructure will ensure that our communities remain among the best places in the world to live, work and raise a family.”
“Congratulations to the Village of Cumberland on the completion of the Dunsmuir Project. The New Building Canada, Small Communities Fund provides local governments with the ability to identify infrastructure projects that can have a lasting impact on communities,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “This project provides efficient, sustainable stormwater management and wastewater conveyance that will meet community needs today and in the future.”
Leslie Baird, Mayor
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