SAINT JOHN – The federal government has announced it’s spending $5.17-million to replace the fender system at the Saint John Ferry Terminal on the city’s west side.
It says the project will help ensure the safety of ferry passengers and minimize wear and tear to the vessel and berthing dock by reducing the force of vessels docking against the quay wall, said Transport Minister Marc Garneau.
“This investment of over $5-million in a new fender system at the Saint John Ferry Terminal will continue to ensure the safe operation of the ferry service between Saint John and Digby,” said Garneau in a release. “This transportation link helps move over 140,000 passengers every year and is also vital for the effective movement of goods on the East Coast.”
This contract was awarded to McNally Construction Inc., both in Saint John and Dartmouth, and the government says it will create work for up to six local subcontractors and consultants.
“Our government is making significant investments to improve vital infrastructure assets across the country,” said Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement. “This project will strengthen our ferry system, ensuring that it continues to connect Canadians and support local economies for years to come.”