CENTRE WELLINGTON – The reconstruction of Colborne Street from Geddes St. to North Queen St. is underway now and will bring significant improvements to historic downtown Elora. Safe and up-to-date road infrastructure is essential for local productivity and to connect people and communities.
With support from the federal Gas Tax Fund, work on Colborne Street will include:
- The replacement of the watermain, sanitary sewers and storm sewers, new concrete curbs and gutters and asphalt paving of the street.
- Above ground lines for hydro and the various utilities will be buried underground to create an open street view.
- On street parking, traffic calming measures, new concrete sidewalks and decorative heritage style street lighting improvements will be made.
- The parking and sidewalk layout will be arranged to accommodate a large existing ash tree which is undergoing treatment for the emerald ash borer. Landscaping and additional tree plantings will be included.
- Construction will be completed by the end of 2017. Surface finishing asphalt will be completed in 2018.
The total cost of this project is $1,348,184 with $141,500 coming from the federal Gas Tax Fund.
"The construction on Colborne Street allows Township staff to develop and guide a process where we can update our urban streets in an innovative way. Colborne Street will provide a welcome view to our downtown core including tree lined boulevards, heritage inspired light standards, buried wires for open street views, and the ability to create on-street parking with traffic calming measures. This is an exciting time in Elora, with the revitalization of our downtown and our ability to think outside the box through the design of our streetscapes."
- Township of Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton.
"Through the federal Gas Tax Fund, the Government of Canada is helping communities in Ontario, and all across Canada, make strategic investments that support their specific needs. The funding provided to Centre Wellington will go towards projects like the rehabilitation of local roads and water infrastructure upgrades, making a difference in residents' day to day lives and supporting a better quality of life now, and well into the future."
- The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
The federal Gas Tax Fund is a permanent, predictable and indexed source of funding for municipal infrastructure. In Ontario, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) delivers the Fund to municipalities on a per capita basis. Municipal governments have the flexibility to make strategic investments across 17 project categories, including roads and bridges, public transit, drinking water and wastewater, and recreation facilities. Centre Wellington will receive more than $800,000 from the federal Gas Tax Fund in 2017.
For more information, please contact the Township of Centre Wellington Project Lead:
Phone: 519-846-9691 ext. 229
Or visit our website to see more information on this exciting project at: www.centrewellington.ca/construction
Kendra Martin | Communications Coordinator
Township of Centre Wellington | 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON N0B 1S0
519.846.9691 x220 centrewellington.ca
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