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LED highway lighting saves 40 per cent on electricity costs
72 and 48-LED panels that will be used on provincial highways
72 and 48-LED panels that will be used on provincial highways

Work began in 2012 to convert the province’s 1,265 highway lights to LEDs.

Cleanup begins after historic flooding, winter
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Robert Vessey surveys a washed-out shoulder on Eliot River Road in Emyvale.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Robert Vessey surveys a washed-out shoulder on Eliot River Road in Emyvale.

Cleanup and damage assessment has begun following the worst combination of winter and spring weather in more than 40 years. Nine provincial roads remain closed, without detours in place, due to culvert washouts or flooding from melting snow and heavy rains in the past 48 hours.

Flood-related road closures at 511.gov.pe.ca
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For the most current flood-related road closure information, visit www.511.gov.pe.ca or call 5-1-1.

Biomass heat is reducing provincial fuel costs
Athena Biomass Plant
Biomass heating at Athena Consolidated saved the province $12,000 in fuel costs this heating season.

Biomass heat plants burn wood chips produced on PEI. In addition to saving money on fuel, the province is supporting a local industry, producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing its dependence on imported fuels.

New Miminegash Harbour Bridge open to traffic
Miminegash Harbour Bridge
The new $700,000 Miminegash Harbour Bridge replaces the original 1952 bridge that outlived its useful life.

Since 2008, the provincial government invested more than $60 million to replace or repair 50 bridges across the province. Seven more bridges will be replaced during 2014-2015.

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