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Township of Springwater

Township of Springwater

July 04, 2013 09:00 ET

Road Improvements Motor Into the Township of Springwater

Federal Gas Tax funding makes new asphalt overlay and kiss & ride lanes possible

SPRINGWATER, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 4, 2013) - Revamped roads and kiss & ride lanes are improving traffic flow throughout the Township of Springwater. The Township, which will benefit from over $535,463 from the federal Gas Tax Fund in 2013, is completing its road work projects this summer.

"Our Government's commitment to indexing the Gas Tax Fund will not only provide significant improvements to the infrastructure in Elmvale, but will also ensure job creation, growth and long-term prosperity in Simcoe-Grey," said Dr. Kellie Leitch, Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey. "These road improvements will help improve commute times and the safety of residents and visitors for years to come."

"The Gas Tax Fund allows us to address much needed repairs and improvements to our Township infrastructure", said Springwater Mayor Linda Collins. "The assistance means we are able to focus on a more efficient use of local tax revenue and ensures our roads are in good repair and safe for residents and visitors."

Road improvements include new curbs and gutters on Robinson Road and asphalt overlay on Shaw Street, Centennial Avenue, and McAuley Street in Elmvale. In addition, a new kiss & ride lane on Robinson Road will help ensure safer drop-offs and pick-ups for parents, guardians, and students at Elmvale District High School. The Government of Canada contributed $345,000 from the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer to these projects.

The federal Gas Tax Fund provides long-term funding to municipalities across the country to build and revitalize their local infrastructure. The Government of Canada has invested over $10 billion to date in municipal infrastructure through this program, and passed legislation to make it a permanent transfer of $2 billion per year. As part of Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government committed to index the Gas Tax Fund to provide additional funding for communities, starting in 2014. Between 2010 and 2014, the Township of Springwater will receive more than $2,141,851from the Gas Tax Fund transfer to improve local infrastructure.

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Backgrounder

Federal Gas Tax Spurs Infrastructure in the Township of Springwater

The Government of Canada is providing municipalities across the country with $2 billion in stable, predictable funding annually to address local priorities. Since 2006, the Township of Springwater has received $3,450,095 from the federal Gas Tax Fund to address the needs of the community. The Township has used its GTF funding make major road improvements throughout their region over the last few years, ensuring smoother and safer commutes for families and residents.

Rehabilitation of Robinson Rd., Shaw St., Centennial Ave. and McAuley St. in Elmvale

This year, the Township rehabilitated several roads in Elmvale. Robinson Road benefitted from rehabilitated curbs and gutters and the addition of a kiss & ride lane for the Elmvale District High School. Asphalt overlay helped smooth Shaw Street, Centennial Avenue and McAuley Street.

The new kiss & ride lane will help ensure safer drop-offs and pick-ups for parents, guardians, and students at Elmvale District High School. The lane will also help maintain the flow of traffic and decrease idling time for vehicles and the other road improvements will provide smoother, safer surfaces for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

The Government of Canada contributed $345,000 to these projects through the Gas Tax Fund.

Improvements to Queen Street West, Elmvale, and roads in Snow Valley

The Queen Street West project, completed in 2012, involved the reconstruction of the road as the current structure had reached the end of its lifespan. The Snow Valley projects included spot repairs and resurfacing of roads.

These improvement projects are providing a smoother, safer surface to help reduce fuel consumption for road users.

The Government of Canada contributed $1,100,000 to these projects through the Gas Tax Fund.

Improvements to Flos Road 11 West and Seadon Road, Snow Valley

In 2011, the Township undertook projects to reconstruct and resurface roads in Snow Valley that had reached the end of their projected lifespan.

The improvements to the roads are providing a smoother, safer surface to help reduce fuel consumption for road users.

The Government of Canada contributed $324,000 for this project through the Gas Tax Fund.

Contact Information

  • Marie-Josee Paquette, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
    Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of
    Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Minister of
    Intergovernmental Affairs
    613-991-0700

    Katherine Williams
    Communications Coordinator
    Township of Springwater
    705-728-4784 ext. 2067
    katherine.williams@springwater.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251 or toll-free 1-877-250-7154