Rehabilitation of Culvert 21

November 22, 2013

Rehabilitation of Culvert 21

Ottawa, ON – Recently, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, attended the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of a rehabilitation project for Culvert 21, a historic archway along the CP Rail Trail.

 

The project involved rehabilitating Culvert 21, a railway brick arch located on a multi-use recreational trail used by hikers, cyclists, snowmobilers, and ATV’s. The project maintained the historic features of the culvert and will ensure the safety of people who use this trail for years to come.

 

“Federal investments in our communities, like the one we are celebrating today, demonstrate our Government’s continued commitment to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity,” said Miller. “In recognition of the value this project has for local heritage, I am delighted that our contribution helped make the rehabilitation of Culvert 21 possible.”

 

Through the Gas Tax Fund, a permanent source of funding for municipalities from the Federal Government, the County of Grey directed $156,524 towards the total project cost. Furthermore, the County of Grey received $166,500 for the rehabilitation project through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. This is a funding program through the Federal Government that supports repairs and improvements to existing public community infrastructure.

 

The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place at 2:00p.m. on November 22nd, 2013. For more information on the Gas Tax Fund or the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund please visit; http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/index-eng.html.

 

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