County of Wellington Receives Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding

July 27, 2017

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CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON – Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that County of Wellington will receive federal funding in the amount of $49,500 for repairs to the Trestle Bridge Trail’s Pedestrian Bridges. 

This project is one of over 350- Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. 

With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved under both intakes. 

The program supports the renovation, expansion and improvement of existing community and cultural infrastructure, including projects that support the Government’s priorities to provide a better future for indigenous peoples and promote a clean growth economy.

The improvements to the Trestle Bridge Trail’s Pedestrian Bridges include.  includes concrete repairs, timber railway tie repairs and replacements, replacement of wooden walking surface with a composite material, upgrade existing steel beam guide rail, removal of trees and vegetation around bridge abutment and stone piers that would eventually cause damage to the bridge structure. 

 

Quotes:

“Through Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program we are preserving and improving our community infrastructure so that Canadian families can fully participate and enjoy our recreational trails for years to come.  I am pleased to see the Township Wellington benefitting from this project.”         

Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph

“I am delighted that the County of Wellington has received the funding necessary to complete this project.   The repairs to the bridge will help ensure that the trails continue to be used for many more years. ” 

Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington Halton Hills

 

For further information contact:

 Lianne Cassidy

Office of Lloyd Longfield

519-837-8276

Lloyd.Longfield.c1@parl.gc.ca