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Town of Halton Hills

Town of Halton Hills

December 16, 2014 11:00 ET

Halton Hills Local Roads Improvements Complete

Projects possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

HALTON HILLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 16, 2014) -

Residents of the Town of Halton Hills now enjoy smoother and safer rides on two local roads thanks to contributions from the federal Gas Tax Fund. Representatives gathered today to celebrate the completion of resurfacing work on Fourth Line and 17 Side Road which will help the community meet its high-priority infrastructure needs.

In total, 5.5 kilometres of roadway was resurfaced and 15,000 tonnes of asphalt placed on the two roads. Fourth Line's surface was replaced with a new, more permanent, pavement material to accommodate a significant increase in traffic volume while 17 Side Road was resurfaced with a wider shoulder to incorporate future bike lanes to make cycling safer for rides.

Investments through the federal Gas Tax Fund in essential infrastructure used every day, such as Fourth Line and 17 Side Road, improve the quality of life for residents and contribute to the sustainability of communities and regions. These improvements will increase the functional lifespan of two well-travelled local roads, while promoting active transportation and fostering local economic growth.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed $1.35 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer to this project.
  • The Town of Halton Hills contributed $205,000 towards the total project cost of $1.555 million.
  • To date, over $12.4 million has been made available to the Town of Halton Hills through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Quotes

"The federal government is providing municipalities with infrastructure funding to rehabilitate local roads and streets. These road improvements, made possible through the federal Gas Tax Fund, are an example of how the federal government is delivering for local communities, while at the same time creating jobs and economic growth. The federal government, working with the Town of Halton Hills, will continue to fund these infrastructure improvements through the federal Gas Tax Fund."

Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills

"Investments in municipal infrastructure are critically important to maintain a high quality of life and strong local economy. However, local governments can't afford to go it alone. These types of projects could not be completed without money from the Federal Gas Tax Fund. Traffic congestion is a growing issue in our community, so continued investments in our roadways is a must. We appreciate the support and look forward to continuing this partnership with the Federal government."

His Worship Rick Bonnette, Mayor of Halton Hills

Associated Links

To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html.

Township of Halton Hills website: www.haltonhills.ca

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan: http://www.eap.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Tony Iavarone
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    Town of Halton Hills
    905-873-2601 ext. 2601
    tonyi@haltonhills.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
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