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City projects get funding boost

Feds, Province announce $375 million in stimulus funding for city infrastructure projects

The Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario today announced
$375 million in stimulus funding for infrastructure projects across the
City of Ottawa.

The injection of federal and provincial funding significantly
increases the number of projects the city will undertake as part of its
own Ottawa Builds infrastructure program and enables the city to address more of its infrastructure priorities.

“Ottawa can now launch the most significant infrastructure
investment seen in many years. The impact this will have on our local
economy, including the creation of thousands of jobs, will see benefits
for generations to come,” said Acting Ottawa Mayor Michel
Bellemare.

Examples of projects receiving funding include:

• The SouthWest Transitway extension which will significantly
improve transit service reliability and efficiency within the community
of South Nepean and help serve to achieving Council’s goal of attaining
a 30% transit modal split by 2021;

• A tunnel and pedestrian overpass at Baseline Station which will
improve the safety of the Algonquin College student population and
improve local access to transit services;

• These new cycling paths that advance Council’s recently approved city-wide Cycling Plan;

• Additional sidewalk construction to help make communities more
pedestrian friendly. (Along Coventry, Shoreline, Bronson, Belfast); and,

• The Integrated Road Water and Sewer System will help the City
reduce water loss and improve the water delivery system reducing the
amount of chemicals and energy used in the treatment of water.

 
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