April 26, 2010
Road Paving and Enhancements Continue in Cambridge
Last October, The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science & Technology, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and Member of Parliament for Cambridge-North Dumfries; the Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Minister of Research and Innovation and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre; and Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig shared the details of a multi-million dollar federal-provincial-municipal investment for Cambridge. In total, $12 million was committed to road rehabilitation of which half was spent in 2009.
The 2010 program kicked off last week with pre-paving work including surveys, curbs and construction marking to ready the areas slated for improvement.
“Residents on roadways that are temporarily affected by the roadwork will be given hand-delivered notices to keep the lines of communications open,” says Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig. “There is also an environmentally friendly approach to this road resurfacing program as the project calls for salvaging some of the existing asphalt as well as using recycled components for the new work.”
“Our government is committed to creating jobs and strengthening the economy,” said Minister Goodyear. “These projects will improve roads and highways for Cambridge residents and provide the infrastructure for future economic growth.”
The total value of the 2010 project is $6 million and work is expected to be complete this fall.
“It's great to see infrastructure dollars at work in our region," said John Milloy, MPP for Kitchener Centre. "These projects are creating local jobs and providing much-needed upgrades to local roadways.”
Of the 120 roads slated for upgrades, high traffic areas such as Blenheim Road (Weir to Parkwood), Elgin Street South (Woolley to Champlain), Champlain Boulevard (Elgin to Fatima), Dunbar Road (Hespeler to St. George), Goebel Avenue (Groh to Queen) and Sunset Boulevard (George to Clearview) are part of the program.
Click here to see the 2010 Project Map.