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Local Road Improvements Completed Above and Below Ground


Local Road Improvements Completed Above and Below Ground

Penetanguishene_Gas tax Aug 2014_2Project possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

 August, 7, 2014 Penetanguishene, Ontario

Thanks to the federal Gas Tax Fund, residents in Penetanguishene are now benefitting from both updated water and wastewater systems, as well as a smoother, safer commute on Maria Street.

Underneath Maria Street, a new water main, and separated storm and sanitary sewers provide increased water service to homes in the area, while better managing wastewater and surface water runoff. They also alleviate the need for ongoing repairs and maintenance.

Above ground, new road surfacing and curbs provide an improved traffic flow and better safety, and reduced damage to vehicles and greenhouse gas emissions.

Quick Facts

The Government of Canada contributed $286,933.96 through the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer to this project.
The Town of Penetanguishene provided the remaining $411,896.46 of the total project cost of $698,830.42.
To date, a total of $1,823,304 has been made available to the Town of Penetanguishene through the federal Gas Tax Fund.


“Our Government is proud to support infrastructure projects like these, helping the Town of Penetanguishene make great improvements to local streets, through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The upgrades to Maria Street provide underground benefits for our community, and give drivers an easier and safer commute. Our Government’s investments through the Gas Tax Fund transfer will continue to generate economic growth and job creation here in Penetanguishene and across Canada for years to come.” Bruce Stanton, MP Simcoe-North

“The federal Gas Tax Fund is playing a vital role in funding the renewal of infrastructure in our community.  The federal government’s commitment to supporting local initiatives allows communities such as ours the opportunity to upgrade facilities that would otherwise be problematic to complete on our own.”  Gerry Marshall, Mayor, Town of Penetanguishene

Associated Links

To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html

To learn more about the Government of Canada’s focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada’s Economic Action Plan: http://www.eap.gc.ca



Judy Fulsom

Constituent Assistant to

Bruce Stanton, M.P. Simcoe North

575 West St S Unit 12

Orillia ON L3V 7N3

Tel: 705-327-0513


Town of Penetanguishene

10 Robert Street West, P.O. Box 5009

Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1H4

Tel: 705-549-7453

Fax: 705-549-3743