More than $39M allocated towards road and bridge improvements across Saskatchewan

May 22, 2015

157 Saskatchewan road and bridge projects were supported last year through allocations from the federal Gas Tax Fund


May 22, 2015 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, was joined today by Nadine Wilson, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for Saskatchewan Rivers and Norma Sheldon, Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Prince Albert No. 461 (RM of Prince Albert) to celebrate the smooth and safe ride residents are enjoying on local roads thanks to funding provided through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Ben Buhler, a Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association board member, and Judy Harwood, a Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities Division 5 Director, also participated in the event.

The Gas Tax Fund is a flexible program that allows communities to choose and plan infrastructure projects based on their specific priorities. Funding is provided twice per year and municipalities can pool, bank and borrow against this funding, providing significant financial flexibility. These projects improve the local quality of life and produce jobs, which contributes to the economy.

In the RM of Prince Albert, the redevelopment of Gerrond and Russtan Roads are receiving support from the Gas Tax Fund.

Elsewhere in Saskatchewan, the local roads and bridges projects range from street reconstruction and sidewalk upgrades to the replacement of culverts and rural road and bridge improvements. Some projects were necessary due to the risk of flooding, others because the existing roads were not strong enough to handle heavy truck traffic and agricultural vehicles.

Quick Facts

•          During 2014, 125 communities across Saskatchewan allocated over $39 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund to 157 road and bridge projects.

•          Between 2014 and 2024, the Government of Canada will provide over $56 million in annual funding for municipal infrastructure in Saskatchewan through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

•          Combined with investments under other federal infrastructure programs, Saskatchewan has benefited from over $1.1 billion in federal funding toward infrastructure improvements since 2006.

Quotes

“Our Government understands the positive impact that quality infrastructure has on economic growth, job creation and long-term prosperity. These federal Gas Tax Fund contributions not only help to ensure safe and smooth travel throughout Saskatchewan, they ensure the province’s roads and bridges are able to support the traffic that sustains its growing economy, now, and in the coming years.”

Randy Hoback,Member of Parliament for Prince Albert on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

“The Government of Saskatchewan recognizes the importance of investing in municipal infrastructure in a growing province.  We acknowledge the Government of Canada for providing infrastructure funding through the federal Gas Tax Fund, which supports municipalities in addressing their infrastructure needs, including the RM of Prince Albert’s road rehabilitation projects.”

Nadine Wilson, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saskatchewan Rivers

"I am pleased to say that the RM of Prince Albert, through the support of the federal government's Gas Tax Fund, has begun improvements to Gerrond Road, and are planning improvements to Russtan Road in the future. The RM is committed to enhancing its critical infrastructure and these investments will make our rural municipality an even better place to live and make a living."

Norma Sheldon, Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Prince Albert No. 461

“SUMA is grateful for the predictable dollars to support improvements to our roads and bridges. This kind of funding helps us to provide residents of Saskatchewan’s cities, towns, and villages with the infrastructure they expect and deserve.”

Debra Button, President of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association

“The Gas Tax Fund benefits rural municipalities by providing funding for municipal infrastructure projects that benefit both residents and the economy. The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is pleased to see that all of these projects were made possible thanks to the Gas Tax Fund.”

Ray Orb, President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities 

Related Products

Read the backgrounder about the communities that are allocating funds toward local road and bridge improvements.

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, visit: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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Contacts

Richard Fromm, Senior Advisor
Office of MP Randy Hoback (Prince Albert)
613-995-3296
Follow us on Twitter at @MPRandyHoback

Michele-Jamali Paquette
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
613-943-1838

Sarah Still
Communications
Ministry of Government Relations
306-787-2687

Terry Schneider
Administrator
Rural Municipality of Prince Albert
306-763-2469

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
media@infc.gc.ca
Follow us on Twitter at @INFC_eng

 

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada delivers for Saskatchewan

During 2014, $39,669,045 was allocated through the federal Gas Tax Fund towards 157 active Local Roads and Bridges projects in Saskatchewan.

Municipality

Project Description

Total GTF Allocated to Project

RM of Aberdeen No. 373

Construct 5.2 km of Drews Rd.

$430,395

RM of Abernethy No. 186

Reconstruct gravel roads

$137,187

Allan

Pavement maintenance project through seal coating or repaving

$55,105

RM of Antler No. 61

Resurface 4.9 km of road

$97,231

RM of Arborfield No. 456

New road access in RM’s gravel pit

$30,000

Arcola

Reduction of approaches north of Hwy 13

$34,777

RM of Auvergne No. 76

Clay cap 3.2 km of grid # 628

$20,725

Aylsham

Lagoon road construction – 1 km

$ 7,000

Battleford

Reconstruct streets and sidewalks

$1,070,000

RM of Battle River No. 438

Sand Rd. upgrade

$40,257

RM of Battle River No. 438

Sunshine Rd. improvements

$32,360

RM of Bayne No. 371

Reconstruct to accommodate feed mill traffic

$169,916

Beauval

Drainage system and road upgrades

$150,000

RM of Beaver River No. 622

Clay cap road to accommodate heavy traffic

$29,106

RM of Beaver River No. 622

Reconstruct Range Rd. 3225

$53,897

RM of Bengough No. 40

Rebuild two sections of Class 6 grid

$43,920

RM of Biggar No. 347

Repair flood-damaged roads

$39,177

RM of Blaine Lake No. 434

Enhance water flow through Radnga Creek

$39,636

RM of Bone Creek No. 108

Reconstruct 4 km of road

$172,489

RM of Bratt’s Lake No. 129

Replace wooden bridge with culverts

$70,000

RM of Browning No. 34

Hot mix overlay

$117,864

RM of Buchanan No. 304

Upgrade municipal bridges

$35,125

RM of Buchanan No. 304

Upgrade flood-prone road

$5,000

RM of Buckland No. 491

Correction Line bridge replacement

$150,000

RM of Buckland No. 491

Honeymoon Bridge replacement

$160,000

RM of Buckland No. 491

Rebuild White Star East Rd.

$160,000

Cadillac

Primary streets need resurfacing

$14,781

RM of Calder No. 241

Culvert replaced on flood-damaged road

$30,670

RM of Cana No. 214

Clay cap Brewer Rd.

$125,000

RM of Canwood No. 494

Clay reconstruction Ordale Rd.

$250,000

RM of Canwood No. 494

Clay reconstruction Nestledown Rd.

$250,000

RM of Canwood No. 494

Reconstruct Old Parkside Highway

$15,860

Carnduff

New road construction in industrial subdivision

$205,562

Chitek Lake

Walkway construction south of Chitek Lake

$9,428

Choiceland

Repair sidewalk

$18,400

RM of Clayton No. 333

Replace Stenen Bridge with culvert

$54,212

RM of Connaught No. 457

Remove bridge and replace with culvert

$24,800

RM of Corman Park No. 344

Clay cap roadways and Hwy 16/Auction Mart Rd. interchange

$1,588,356

RM of Cote No. 271

Clay cap almost 1 km of road

$44,107

RM of Deer Forks No. 232

Reconstruct 3.2 km of road

$44,264

Denare Beach

Pave or sand seal: Moody Dr., Kakakew Rd., Beaver Dr., Welesh Cres. and Fire Hall and Admin Office parking lot

$220,000

Denare Beach

Road development in new industrial area

$65,000

Dubuc

Widen and build up Beck St.

$6,500

RM of Duck Lake No. 463

Widen and improve Lily Plain Rd.

$118,591

RM of Dufferin No. 190

Grid Road 642 improvements

$101,500

RM of Edenwold No. 158

Surfacing of Viterra Haul Rd.

$849,327

RM of Elfros No. 307

Recap road to avoid detour

$43,359

RM of Elfros No. 307

Install bridge

$169,775

RM of Enfield No. 194

Replace culverts on heavy haul grid road

$38,989

RM of Eye Hill No. 382

Denzil grid reconstruction

$277,732

RM of Fertile Valley No. 285

Reconstruct 6 km of road

$65,584

RM of Fertile Valley No. 285

Reconstruct 8.5 km of road

$131,169

RM of Fish Creek No. 402

Heavy haul road upgrade

$44,160

RM of Flett’s Springs  No. 429

Reconstruct 8 km of municipal road

$220,000

Fort San

Maintain seven kilometres of walking trail

$30,000

Fort San

Replace culverts along 3 km of roadway

$25,000

RM of Frenchman Butte No. 501

Road construction rural road 3241

$310,030

Gainsborough

Pave John St. and intersection of Young and Water St.

$41,331

Hague

Resurface pavement on main town artery

$110,513

Hanley

Install concrete sidewalks

$24,392

RM of Happy Valley No. 10

Purchase Fife Lake railway from CPR

$108,497

Harris

Pave 4th Ave. South

$23,894

RM of Hazell Dell No. 335

Johannesson Bridge installation

$131,402

RM of Hudson Bay No. 394

Reconstruct flood damaged road

$199,963

RM of Humboldt No. 370

Reconstruct 3.2 km of road

$79,378

Île-à-la-Crosse

Road resurfacing upgrades

$244,157

RM of Kellross No. 247

Clay cap 0.5 km of main grid road

$11,800

RM of Kellross No. 247

Clay cap 4.8 km of super grid road

$108,320

RM of Key West No. 70

Reconstruct road

$112,855

Kincaid

Resurfacing of Centre St. and North Ave. and alley between 3rd and 4th St.

$22,064

Kindersley

Construct a pedestrian walking bridge

$430,917

Kindersley

Walkway construction on 11th Ave. East

$400,000

Krydor

Walking path and sidewalk construction

$2,500

La Loche

Street improvements throughout village

$910,622

RM of Lacadena No. 228

Dryland Rd. relocation

$74,857

RM of Lacadena No. 228

Repair Bridge

$38,950

RM of Laird No. 404

Clay cap 7 km of road

$121,160

RM of Lajord No. 128

Reconstruct, clay cap and gravel 3 km of road

$73,630

RM of Lajord No. 128

Construct, clay cap and gravel 3 km of road

$12,089

RM of Lake Alma No. 8

Reconstruct 2.4 km of road

$47,988

RM of Lake Lenore No. 399

Build up roads threatened by water

$45,000

RM of Lake Lenore No. 399

Clay cap Pleasantdale grid

$77,440

Leroy

Willow subdivision road work

$191,046

RM of Leroy No. 339

Replace bridges

$71,718

Liberty

Lincoln St. resurfacing

$33,933

RM of Lipton No. 217

Clay cap more than 11 km of Strasbourg grid

$82,245

RM of Livingston No. 332

Replace bridge

$67,646

RM of Lone Tree No. 18

Reconstruct 10 km of road

$106,870

RM of Longlaketon No 219

Resurface pavement

$90,000

RM of Longlaketon No 219

Pavement reversion to gravel

$390,388

RM of Lost River No. 3131

Preserve Cygnet Lake Road

$35,355

Lumsden

Repair pavement along 11 km of road

$167,368

Lumsden

Sidewalk replacement and maintenance on Trans Canada Trail and other walkways

$107,684

Lumsden

Road and sidewalk work on James St. South

$122,224

RM of Mariposa No. 350

Clay cap 12 km of grid road

$107,033

Martensville

3rd Street North construction

$841,650

RM of Mayfield No. 406

Install culverts

$103,942

Melville

Old Hospital Subdivision road work

$131,348

Melville

Toronto St. paving

$130,000

Neville

Resurfacing village streets

$19,593

RM of Meota No. 468

Rebuild 4 to 6 km of Jackfish grid

$120,014

RM of Monet No. 257

Apply potash to firm up road beds

$139,728

RM of Montrose No. 315

Upgrade 6.4 km of grid road

$109,616

RM of Moose Jaw No. 161

River Rd. Improvement project

$108,672

RM of Mount Hope No. 279

Road upgrade in Twp. 28

$22,052

RM of Mount Pleasant No. 2

Clay cap reconstruction

$57,213

North Battleford

100th St. from 20th Ave. to Mall Road

$291,000

North Battleford

Battleford Road project

$462,981

RM of North Qu’Appelle No. 187

Resurface 3.2 km of road

$93,000

RM of Norton No. 69

Replace bridge with culvert

$5,600

RM of Norton No. 69

Reconstruct grading on road

$15,311

RM of Norton No. 69

Reconstruct grading on road

$7,464

RM of Norton No. 69

Reconstruct grading on road

$7,329

RM of Old Post No. 43

Replace bridge with culvert

$162,135

RM of Orkney No. 244

Reconstruct 1.6 km of Grain Miller Dr.

$150,385

RM of Paddockwood No. 520

Weirdale Bridge upgrade

$25,450

RM of Paddockwood No. 520

Complete Hanson Hill heavy haul truck route

$191,989

RM of Pittville No. 169

Reconstruct grade on Verlo Hill Rd.

$67,983

RM of Preeceville No. 334

Clay cap CTP corridor

$120,000

RM of Preeceville No. 334

Clay cap grid road

$53,906

RM of Preeceville No. 334

Clay cap CTP corridor

$70,000

RM of Prince Albert No. 461

Gerrond Rd. redevelopment

$591,900

RM of Prince Albert No. 461

Reconstruct Russtan Rd.

$137,422

Roche Percee

Water treatment plant roadway improvements

$1,305

Rocanville

Install hot mix asphalt

$52,746

RM of Rosthern No. 403

Replace timber bridge with culverts

$125,000

RM of Round Valley No. 410

Widening 6.4 km of primary grid #787

$184,645

RM of Rudy No. 284

Rebuild 4.7 km of roadway west of Hwy 219

$108,400

Rosetown

Street repaving or recapping

$481,935

Sintaluta

Repair Montrose St.

$6,390

RM of Saskatchewan Landing No. 167

Replace culverts

$27,000

RM of Saskatchewan Landing No. 167

Reconstruct up to 8 km of propane grid road

$53,000

RM of Sasman No. 336

Reconstruct and widen 4.8 km of super grid

$92,786

RM of Sasman No. 336

Reconstruct 3.2 km of primary weight grid

$231,168

RM of Shamrock No. 134

Rangeline Rd. reconstruction

$17,906

RM of Shamrock No. 134

Clay cap almost 1 km of Park Rd.

$34,728

RM of Silverwood No. 123

St. Huberts Bridge replacement

$26,214

RM of Sliding Hills No. 273

Road reconstruction and clay capping

$100,000

RM of South Qu’Appelle No. 157

Reconstruct 6.2 km of road to improve highway access

$328,339

RM of Spiritwood No. 496

Replace Witchekan Bridge with culverts

$10,000

RM of Spiritwood No. 496

Reconstruct Zuk Rd.

$25,000 

St. Louis

Municipal street resurfacing

$53,950

RM of St. Louis No. 431

Bring road to clearing the path standards

$181,316

RM of St. Philips No. 301

Kobzar culvert replacement

$18,600

RM of Stanley No. 215

Clay capping grid # 618

$170,000

RM of Star City No. 428

Clay capping grid # 681

$64,936

Sunset Cove

Mountain Dr. resurfacing

$6,260

Vanscoy

Industrial area road construction

$45,000

RM of Vanscoy No. 345

Haul road reconstruction

$1,030,957

RM of Wolverine No. 340

Replace bridge with culverts

$26,113

Warman

Centennial Boul. upgrade

$3,030,593

Weyburn

Annual recapping and resurfacing

$685,806

RM of Weyburn No. 67

Improve 22nd Ave. southeast turn off

$ 20,000

RM of Whiska Creek No. 106

Reconstruct Division 2 haul road

$65,000

RM of Whiska Creek No. 106

Reconstruct Division 4 gravel haul route

$5,702

RM of Wise Creek No. 77

Pavement repair

$38,000

Yarbo

Upgrades to village streets

$12,015

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