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Town of Penetanguishene

Town of Penetanguishene

August 07, 2014 11:30 ET

Local Road Improvements Completed Above and Below Ground

Project possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

PENETANGUISHENE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 7, 2014) - Thanks to the federal Gas Tax Fund, residents in Penetanguishene are now benefitting from both updated water and wastewater systems, as well as a smoother, safer commute on Maria Street.

Underneath Maria Street, a new water main, and separated storm and sanitary sewers provide increased water service to homes in the area, while better managing wastewater and surface water runoff. They also alleviate the need for ongoing repairs and maintenance.

Above ground, new road surfacing and curbs provide an improved traffic flow and better safety, and reduced damage to vehicles and greenhouse gas emissions.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed $286,933.96 through the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer to this project.

  • The Town of Penetanguishene provided the remaining $411,896.46 of the total project cost of $698,830.42.

  • To date, a total of $1,823,304 has been made available to the Town of Penetanguishene through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support infrastructure projects like these, helping the Town of Penetanguishene make great improvements to local streets, through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The upgrades to Maria Street provide underground benefits for our community, and give drivers an easier and safer commute. Our Government's investments through the Gas Tax Fund transfer will continue to generate economic growth and job creation here in Penetanguishene and across Canada for years to come."

Bruce Stanton

MP Simcoe-North

"The federal Gas Tax Fund is playing a vital role in funding the renewal of infrastructure in our community. The federal government's commitment to supporting local initiatives allows communities such as ours the opportunity to upgrade facilities that would otherwise be problematic to complete on our own."

Gerry Marshall, Mayor

Town of Penetanguishene

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.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

    Town of Penetanguishene
    10 Robert Street West, P.O. Box 5009
    Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1H4
    705-549-7453
    705-549-3743 (FAX)
    www.penetanguishene.ca

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