Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

March 02, 2010 10:51 ET

Profitable Canada-Quebec Partnership for Levis

A Total Joint Investment of Over $5 Million

LEVIS, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbiniere–Chutes-de-la-Chaudiere, on behalf of John Baird, Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Minister, and Laurent Lessard, Quebec Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, are pleased to announce joint funding of over $5 million for the extension of 7th Street in the Saint Redempteur sector of Levis. Combined with the municipal contribution, a total of $7,812,000 will be provided to carry out this work.

"Here is another important announcement by our Government, which will not only create jobs and help stimulate the economy, but will also provide the residents of Levis with the opportunity to count on infrastructure of great importance for the entire region," stated MP Gourde. "This announcement is taking place only a few weeks following a visit from my colleague, John Baird, the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, to announce a federal investment of close to $1.8 million for the renewal of water and wastewater mains in Levis."

"The construction of this road will permit the City of Levis to pursue residential and commercial development in the Saint Redempteur sector. The new stretch of road could lead to the construction of an estimated 300 to 1,000 additional housing units. In addition to creating jobs, the project will permit the region's population to benefit from quality infrastructure in a sustainable development perspective," noted Minister Laurent Lessard.

The project involves extending 7th Street from the intersection of Des Colibris Street to the western end of De l'Arena Street. The work includes the construction of a viaduct to cross the CN railway, municipal water and sewer services and two ramps. The Government of Canada will provide up to a maximum of $2,604,000 for this project from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. The Government of Quebec will contribute $2,604,000. The municipality will contribute $2,604,000, to meet the estimated project cost of $7,812,000.

"Over these past years, the governmenta has multiplied its efforts to improve public infrastructure, to support the economy and to create jobs here at home. These efforts take a new dimension with the implementation of the Quebec infrastructure plan, le Plan quebecois des infrastructures, which identifies a wide objective to ensure the pereniality of infrastructure," said MNA Gilles Lehouillier.

The Government of Canada contribution to this project comes from the $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, of which $936 million has been set aside for projects in Quebec.

The $2,604,000 contribution of from the Government of Quebec is being made under the Quebec infrastructure plan, le Plan quebecois des infrastructures, which was enhanced in January 2009 and now has an envelope of nearly $42 billion for infrastructure renewal in Quebec over the next five years.

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Joint Canada-Quebec Investment of Over $5 million for Levis

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced joint funding of over $5 million under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund for construction work associated with the extension of 7th Street in the Saint Redempteur sector of Levis.

The work will include the construction of

  • a viaduct crossing over the CN railway;

  • municipal water and sewer services;

  • a ramp connecting the eastbound lane of 19th Street with the 7th Street extension; and

  • a ramp connecting the westbound lane of Industriel Road with the 7th Street extension.

Infrastructure Stimulus Fund at work in Quebec

The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, as well as the funding made available by Quebec, complements existing federal infrastructure funding by focusing on short-term economic stimulus objectives. To further this goal of rapid economic stimulus, the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund has adopted construction-readiness as the main project selection criterion. The projects selected will focus largely on the rehabilitation of existing assets, such as water and wastewater infrastructure, public transit, highways, roads, culture, and parks and trails. The remainder of the funding for these projects will be provided by municipalities and non-governmental organizations.

The Quebec government is well acquainted with the infrastructure needs throughout the province, as well as the projects that, by their nature, are the most likely to be able to get off the ground quickly in order to stimulate the economy in the short term. The Quebec government has thus identified projects that meet the eligibility criteria of the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and that would also meet the province's longer-term needs. Each application was evaluated according to criteria such as readiness, federal environmental assessment requirements, and the funding requested by the applicant.

To date, more than 208 projects have been announced under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, with a total financial contribution of nearly $1 billion from the federal and provincial governments, municipalities and organizations. These projects are in addition to those already announced under the pipeline renewal program, better known as PRECO.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Transport and
    Jacques Fauteux
    Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs
    Regions and and Land Occupancy
    Sylvain Bourassa
    Press Secretary
    Infrastructure Canada