Crews giving Edmundston street a face lift

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — Costigan Street in the heart of downtown Edmundston is getting a makeover and will soon be accessible to pedestrians and motorists.

Work began in early June. The goal is to repair this busy street in depth. The work consists of the repair and widening of the sidewalk that will now be concrete, the repair of the supporting wall along the St. John the Baptist St. Paul’s United Church and the addition of landscaping islands.

In addition, a section of the street, from De l’Église Street to Court Street, will be one-way, which will reduce speed. This comes from the public consultations held as part of the Imagine Edmundston initiative.

To this end, a road traffic engineering firm analyzed the traffic on Costigan Street, and recommended the establishment of a one-way section. The new street configuration has been designed to ensure both reduced speed, good downtown traffic flow and access for transportation trucks and snow removal equipment.

“This street required a lot of work in depth. We took the opportunity to make it a beautification project at the same time. That’s how we improve our downtown core,” explains Infrastructure Coordinator Jean-François Daigle.

The work should be completed by July 1st.

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