Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Town of Innisfil

Town of Innisfil
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

December 09, 2014 08:30 ET

Innisfil Celebrates Improved Roads

Projects possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

INNISFIL, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2014) - Families, residents and visitors of Innisfil can now enjoy smoother rides throughout the Town, thanks to contributions from the federal Gas Tax Fund. Numerous road surfaces were upgraded from gravel to asphalt and existing asphalt was resurfaced to provide safe and serviceable roadways to more than 30,000 commuters.

Improvements were made to the following roads, increasing their functional lifespan while providing a safer and smoother commute for motorists:

  • Margs Lane (Robert's to Florence)
  • Merrett Street (Park to Robert's)
  • Lilac Drive (Innisfil Beach Road to Central)
  • Willard Avenue (Lebanon to Leslie)
  • 10th Line/20th Sideroad Intersection
  • 30th Sideroad (Big Bay Point to Lakeside)
  • Fleming Boulevard (Summer Place to Mapleview)
  • 20th Sideroad (Big Bay Point to Longwood)
  • Cove Avenue (Mapleview to Aspen)
  • Mason Drive (Henderson to Lockhart)
  • Sandy Cove Drive (Henderson to Lockhart)
  • 6th Line (St. John's to Houston)
  • Alfred Street (May to Little Cedar)
  • Little Cedar Avenue (Alfred to 348m north of Albert)
  • Leonard Street (Burton to Chestnut)
  • Somers Boulevard (Jane to 9th Line)
  • Robinson Street (Goldie to Ewart)
  • Arnold Street (Ewart to Lake)
  • Hamilton Street (King to Cook)
  • Commerce Park Drive* (Commerce Gate to Forest Valley Drive)
  • Commerce Park Drive* (Forest Valley Drive to end of road)

*Project started in 2014, will be completed in spring 2015.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed $1.7 million to this project through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • The Government of Ontario contributed $137,000.
  • The Town of Innisfil contributed $471,000 to this project.
  • The total project cost was $2.3 million.

Quotes

"Our government understands the importance of safe and reliable local roads and is pleased to support these projects, which will ensure that Innisfil motorists and visitors benefit from smoother and safer commutes for years to come. Each year we are providing municipalities across the country with $2 billion in flexible funding to address the needs of their communities through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The federal government's commitment to infrastructure has never been stronger, ensuring that our communities continue to enjoy a high standard of living while promoting economic growth, job creation and long-term prosperity."

The Honourable Peter Van Loan
Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

"The Town of Innisfil is grateful for the funding received under the federal Gas Tax Fund. This support from the Government of Canada made it possible for us to refurbish many roads throughout our community, which we will benefit from for years to come."

Mayor Gord Wauchope
Town of Innisfil

Associated Links

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

For additional information about the Town of Innisfil, visit: http://www.innisfil.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.

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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

    Michele Newton
    Manager, Communications & Customer Service
    Town of Innisfil
    705-436-3740 Ext. 2422
    Cell: 705-796-7002
    mnewton@innisfil.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca