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Infrastructure Canada

January 16, 2015 09:30 ET

Warwick Township Celebrates Reconstructed Roads

Project possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

WARWICK, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 16, 2015) - Residents of Warwick Township are now enjoying a smoother ride on Erie and McGregor Streets, thanks to contributions from the federal Gas Tax Fund. Work on the two roads took place between June and December 2014.

The project entailed a complete replacement of four-blocks - two on Erie Street, and two on McGregor Street. In addition to new road surfaces, the streets now have new gutters, curbs and sidewalks. Improvements will increase the functional lifespan of the roads, while providing a safer commute for motorists and pedestrians alike.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed $228,640 to this project through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • Warwick Township contributed the remaining $746,360 of the total project cost of $975,000.
  • To date, a total of $918,658 has been made available to Warwick Township through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes that the economic success of Canada depends greatly on the strength of our communities. Since 2006, we have made significant improvements to the federal Gas Tax Fund. It has been extended, doubled, indexed and made permanent to deliver predictable, long-term funding to help municipalities like Warwick build and revitalize public infrastructure like these significant road upgrades. Going forward, our investments through the federal Gas Tax Fund will continue to generate economic growth and job creation across Ontario communities for years to come."

Bev Shipley, Member of Parliament for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, 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 Gas Tax Fund continues to be a cornerstone for Warwick planning and funding for critical Asset Management projects. Projects such as this truly demonstrate the benefits that can be achieved when working together."

Todd Case, Mayor of Warwick Township

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

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

    Warwick Township
    519-849-3926
    Toll free: 1-877-849-3926

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