SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 12, 2016) - The Governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure to make sure middle class families have access to high-quality public services that they can depend on, while fostering long-term prosperity in communities across Canada. The Maley Drive Extension Project will ensure that residents benefit from an improved roadway that will get them to and from work safely and without delay, while creating jobs and growing the middle class.
Today's ground-breaking event was attended by Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario Minister of Energy and Member of Provincial Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and His Worship Brian Bigger, Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury, to celebrate the start of construction on this $80.1 million project to create a new east-west arterial link in the city.
The Maley Drive Extension Project will connect LaSalle Boulevard West with Falconbridge Highway. Work will include the construction of a new four-lane road, from LaSalle Boulevard to Barry Downe Road, and two interchanges, the realignment of Notre Dame Avenue, and the rehabilitation of the existing Maley Drive.
"I am very humbled by the reality that the Maley Drive extension is coming to fruition. This extension will help ease traffic flow and provide for safer roads for our community while at the same time act as an economic driver for job creation. This is yet another milestone which will showcase our northern landscape as being open for business."
Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The Maley Drive extension has been a priority for our city for decades, and it's gratifying to see work beginning on this long-awaited project. I'm proud our government is investing in infrastructure Sudburians and Canadians want and need."
Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury
"The Maley Drive Extension Project is a great example of Ontario's commitment to building critical infrastructure projects across the province. The extension will not only provide residents with a safer and quicker commute, but it will also create jobs during construction and help develop Sudbury's transportation corridor. As a lifelong resident of Sudbury, I'm thrilled to see this project move forward as a part of the largest infrastructure investment in this government's history."
Glenn Thibeault, Ontario Minister of Energy and Member of Provincial Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure
"On behalf of Greater Sudbury City Council, I thank the Federal and Provincial Governments for their support of this integral component of Greater Sudbury's road network. We see a vision of growth for our community and we want to see it flourish and succeed. The Maley Drive Extension Project represents forward thinking and sustainable infrastructure that will build not only to meet current demand for transportation, but future needs, a city for our children and grandchildren."
His Worship Brian Bigger, Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury
- The Government of Canada is contributing up to $26.7 million of the total eligible costs under the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects.
- The Government of Ontario is also contributing up to $26.7 million.
- The City of Greater Sudbury has committed to its share, in the amount of $26.7 million, funded through the City's roads capital budget.
- Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history - about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120-billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html.
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.
Maley Drive Extension - City of Sudbury Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTvf3WNovOU
Building Ontario - infrastructure plan: Ontario.ca/BuildON
Web: Infrastructure Canada