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January 26, 2015 13:00 ET

Local Road Improvements Complete in Communities Across North Eastern Ontario

Projects possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 26, 2015) - Residents of North Eastern Ontario are benefitting from improvements to their local roads thanks to investments from the federal Gas Tax Fund. In 2014, 61 essential local roads projects in 48 communities were completed, providing a smoother and safer ride to drivers in the Cochrane, Hearst, New Liskeard, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Timmins areas.

Work included the correction of road grades by applying granular lifts and gravel resurfacing, as well as reshaping the shoulders and realigning the corners of certain roads. Where necessary, frost damage was repaired and roads were widened.

In some areas, workers installed ditches, culverts and catch basins to allow for better drainage. Other road work included installing road signs and removing roadside trees and brush to increase driver's visibility and reduce the formation of snow drifts.

Quick Facts

  • In Ontario, federal GTF funding for Unincorporated Areas (areas within Ontario without formal municipal governments), is administered by the provincial government. In co-operation with the Local Roads Boards, the Government of Ontario selects projects for funding in accordance with the priorities and needs of their communities.
  • The Government of Canada contributed $1,254,759 through the federal Gas Tax Fund to 61 local roads projects in North Eastern Ontario.
  • Since its inception, a total of $16,113,428 has been made available to Unincorporated Areas in Northern Ontario through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Quotes

"Our Government understands the importance of investing to rehabilitate local roads. These projects are a great example of how we are delivering for local communities, while creating jobs and economic growth. We will continue to fund local infrastructure improvements through the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund, ensuring that Canadian communities remain among the best places in the world to live for years to come."

Bryan Hayes,

Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"The federal government is proud to invest in projects like these local road improvements, which are greatly improving the quality of life for people in North Eastern Ontario. Our investments in infrastructure through the federal Gas Tax Fund are key drivers of economic growth and job creation in Ontario communities."

Jay Aspin,

Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

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Read the backgrounder about the communities that received road improvements.

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 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.budget.gc.ca/efp-peb/2014/home-accueil-eng.html.

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Backgrounder

The Government of Canada delivers for North Eastern Ontario

$1,254,759 of the Government of Canada's federal Gas Tax Fund contribution to Ontario was directed to supporting the following 61 projects in 2014 across North Eastern Ontario:

Local Roads Board Project Description Total GTF Allocated to Project
Armstrong Lake Road realignment gravel lifts $17,886
Bidwell Lake Supplying, loading, hauling and spreading quarried granular $11,779
Brower Granular lift $9,367
Bryce LRB Replenish crushed gravel to improve road conditions and driving surface $34,000
Cane LRB Replenish crushed gravel to improve road conditions and driving surface $40,000
Casgrain Granular lifts $48,615
Coppell, Kendell, Way Granular lifts $28,034
Crystal Lake LRB Replenish crushed gravel to improve road conditions and driving surface $20,000
Dawson Culvert installation $996
Dawson Grade lift and corner revision on Water Street $3,590
Departure Lake Granular lifts $14,324
Driftwood Mechanical brushing - clear right of way $5,255
Dunning Granular lift $20,000
Dunning Clean and reshape ditches and shoulders $14,531
Eldee Double surface treatment $2,972
Ellsmere Double surface treatment $11,220
Esher Como Healy Ditching and culverts in various locations $9,944
Fournier Granular lift $61,194
Frederickhouse Reshape shoulders $2,653
Hanlan Granular lifts $70,793
Hawk Junction Grade raise $6,520
Henwood LRB Replenish crushed gravel to improve road conditions and driving surface $17,000
Hunta Granular lift $24,999
Hunta Reshape shoulders and grade $16,010
Indian Sand Granular lifts $10,556
Ingram LRB Replenish crushed gravel to improve road conditions and driving surface $160,000
Kitigan Granular lifts $5,482
Lang Lake Grade lift, frost heave, lay granular $5,944
Lang Lake Signs $366
Laurier Double surface treatment $12,000
Long Lake Ditching and traffic control $5,207
Long Lake Tree and brush removal $3,797
Long Lake Grade lift on Eden Road $1,960
Long Lake Granular lifts, road widening, culvert installation on Eden Road $5,872
Long Lake Grade lift and culvert installation $2,459
Lount Granular lift $16,728
Marten Lake Supplying, loading, hauling and spreading quarried granular $13,861
Memesagamesing Granular lift $4,535
Mills & Hardy Granular lift $81,787
Norembega Granular lift $8,955
Pacaud LRB Replenish crushed gravel to improve road conditions and driving surface $30,000
Patterson Granular lift $7,285
Phelps Supplying, loading, hauling and spreading quarried granular $42,194
Pringle Granular lift $12,274
Red Deer Village Culvert replacement on Bay of Islands Drive $209
Robillard LRB Replenish crushed gravel to improve road conditions and driving surface $33,000
Robinson Ditching $3,782
Robinson Corner realignment on Burnt Island Road $810
Robinson Grade lift and realignment on Burnt Island Road $3,475
Robinson Ditching, grade lift and granular on Mason Line $7,564
Savard LRB Replenish crushed gravel to improve road conditions and driving surface $91,000
Sheraton Granular lift $35,916
Tilden Lake Supplying, loading, hauling and spreading quarried granular $4,691
Tunis Granular lift $3,800
Watabeag Granular lift $122,283
Whiskey Lake Rd Granular to repair grade $12,601
Whiskey Lake Rd Granular to repair grade $1,639
White Pine Supplying, loading, hauling and spreading quarried granular $2,543
Willisville Culvert and catch basin installation $671
Willisville Culvert and catch basin installation $2,147
Yellowstone Road Supplying, loading, hauling and spreading quarried granular $5,686

*Figures rounded to the nearest dollar.

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

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