Gas Tax Success Stories
The Federal Gas Tax program has helped many Ontario municipalities to achieve success in their communities by funding important local projects. The projects highlighted below each had a significant impact on the communities where they were completed.
Description: The Margaret Avenue Bridge is a railway overpass for Margaret Avenue, between Victoria Street and Breithaupt Street in downtown Kitchener. While a bridge has existed at this location for some time, the most recent structure, built in 1959, was closed and removed due to structural concerns in 2013.The bridge was reconstructed and re-opened to the public in October 2015.
Outcomes: decreased travel times, particularly for pedestrians; 80 year service life of new structure.
Description: Federal Gas Tax investment provided the opportunity to install an outdoor pavilion, wheel chair accessible outdoor wash room facilities, walking path, picnic tables and benches for the community. This area is used for festivals, family gatherings, children's events and provide a rest area for tourists to enjoy that are travelling within our municipality.
Outcomes: improved quality of life for North Frontenac residents; 1,800+ people (population of municipality) now have access to improved recreation facilities.
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