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Township of Oro-Medonte

Township of Oro-Medonte

December 17, 2014 09:30 ET

Road Improvements Complete in Oro-Medonte

Projects possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

ORO-MEDONTE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 17, 2014) - Residents of Oro-Medonte now enjoy smoother rides on four local roads, thanks to contributions from the federal Gas Tax Fund. The completion of this roadwork will improve traffic flow, increase road safety, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide better drainage on Line 5 North for years to come.

Joint investments from the federal and municipal governments supported five local road improvement projects throughout the township. The existing pavement on Line 3 North was pulverised between Ski Trail Road and Highway 11, granular gravel was spread and the road was repaved to improve the distribution of vehicles' loads and reduce concentrated strain on the new road thus expanding its lifespan. In addition, Bay Street and two sections of Line 6 North were repaved, helping to reduce wear and tear on vehicles, fuel consumption, and tire-generated noise on the road surface.

Meanwhile, work on Line 5 North from Peter Street to Moonstone Road included excavation, culvert replacement, new ditches and road resurfacing. This will improve drainage along the roadway and reduce the risk of sink holes, road collapses and flooding. Drivers will enjoy the benefits of the smooth surface and improved roadway.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed $536,765 through the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer to these five projects.
  • The Township of Oro-Medonte contributed $57,157 towards the Line 5 North project.
  • The total project cost of all five projects was $593,922.
  • To date, a total of $4,527,029 has been made available to the Township of Oro-Medonte through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to provide municipalities like Oro-Medonte with flexible infrastructure funding that allows them to support projects that address the needs of their communities. These local road improvements, made possible through the federal Gas Tax Fund, will provide a safer and smoother ride for drivers and cyclists, as well as help protect the environment through reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Looking ahead, our investments through the federal Gas Tax Fund will continue to generate economic growth and job creation across Ontario communities for years to come."

Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament for Simcoe North, 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

"With this investment there have been significant environmental benefits to the Township's road paving project that include reduced chemicals for dust control, the prevention of dust from gravel roads resulting in a reduction of the amount of lead going into our lakes and streams."

His Worship Harry Hughes, Mayor of Oro-Medonte

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 Township of Oro-Medonte: www.oro-medonte.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.budget.gc.ca/efp-peb/2014/home-accueil-eng.html.

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

    Samah Othman
    Supervisor, Communications & Customer Service
    Township of Oro-Medonte
    705-487-2171 Ext 2137

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