Province Doles Out Infrastructure Millions

 

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

The province announced funding for 78 projects to build and repair infrastructure across the province, including 26 projects in Northern Ontario.

Funding comes from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), which helps pay for bridges, roadways, water mains, and sewage treatment systems. The OCIF provides $100 million per year, including $50 million in formula-based funding and another $50 million per year in application-based funding.

To be eligible for the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, municipalities must have a population of less than 100,000 as of the 2011 census, or be located in Northern or rural Ontario.

The Town of Blind River will receive up to $1,636,114 to upgrade its water mains and sewers.

The Township of Dubreuilville will receive up to $143,335 to rehabilitate its wastewater collection and treatment facility.

The Township of Hornepayne will receive up to $2,000,000 to upgrade its sewer collection and treatment system.

The Municipality of Huron Shores will receive up to $854,021 to replace a bridge structure in Thessalon.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie will receive up to $2,000,000 to complete the third phase of roadway rehabilitation, including adding pedestrian facilities.

The Town of Spanish will receive up to $1,380,834 for road rehabilitation and widening.

The Township of Fauquier-Strickland will receive up to $2,000,000 to bring its watermain up to Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change guidelines.

The Town of Hearst will receive up to $1,994,883 to upgrade water and sewer mains. This project will eliminate the risk of contamination to the environment and increase line pressure for fire suppression.

The Town of Iroquois Falls will receive up to $1,375,136 to complete road repairs and replace water, sanitary and storm sewers.

The Town of Kapuskasing will receive up to $1,260,940 to upgrade sanitary and storm sewer systems and watermains. Existing roads and sidewalks will be brought up to standard.

The Township of Moonbeam will receive up to $647,084 for required maintenance on the existing sewage lagoon. System will be fitted with upgraded measurement gauges and lift station pumps.

The Town of Moosonee will receive up to $1,999,776 to upgrade water and wastewater distribution systems. Project includes restoration of roadways.

The City of Timmins will receive up to $750,000 to replace the existing chlorination system which will increase maintenance efficiency and improve safety.

The Municipality of Sioux Lookout will receive up to $1,996,121 to replace and upgrade its water and sewer main.

The Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island will receive up to $136,068 to replace and enlarge a culvert and install guardrails.

The Municipality of Temagami will receive up to $1,671,353 to replace water and sanitary sewer mains.

The Municipality of West Nipissing will receive up to $1,996,898 to upgrade its water main, sanitary and storm sewers.

The Town of Fort Frances will receive up to $2,000,000 toward road reconstruction and upgrades to water, storm and sanitary sewer systems.

The Town of Rainy River will receive up to $702,000 for renewal of water lines and road rehabilitation.

The Town of Espanola will receive up to $1,316,931 toward the replacement of the Black Creek Culvert.

The Municipality of Markstay-Warren will receive up to $1,125,760 for water tower upgrades, improved chlorination processes and installation of fire hydrants.

The Rossport Local Service Board will receive up to $352,598 to improve water pressure which will allow for continuous water flow during the winter months.

The Township of Armstrong will receive up to $206,829 to rehabilitate the culvert on Boundary Road in Earlton. The project will shorten emergency response routes.

The Town of Englehart will receive up to $1,999,999 to replace and upgrade watermain and sanitary sewers.

The Town of Kirkland Lake will receive up to $1,772,067 to upgrade water, sanitary and storm systems.

The City of Temiskaming Shores will receive up to $1,520,000 to integrate two water systems into one supply source and treatment facility.