Township of Nipissing
NIPISSING – The Township of Nipissing today held a milestone event to celebrate the completion of the Alsace Road rehabilitation project. Monique Smith, MPP for Nipissing, Anthony Rota, MP for Nipissing Timiskaming and Wendy Billingsley, Mayor of the Township of Nipissing, were on hand to celebrate the occasion. The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Minister responsible for the Canada–Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (COMRIF), sent his congratulations.
The governments of Canada and Ontario each invested up to $123,626 to rebuild Alsace Road. The Township of Nipissing contributed the balance of the total eligible project cost of up to $370,878. This investment, made possible through COMRIF Intake One, will provide safer road infrastructure and improved quality of life for local residents. The project included the reconstruction and resurfacing of approximately 5.5 km of Alsace Road from Stillar Side Road to the intersection of Toeppner Boulevard
“This project is a great example of the McGuinty government’s commitment to upgrading essential infrastructure throughout the province,” MPP Smith said. “I am delighted that the residents of Nipissing will benefit from a newer and safer road as they travel throughout the township.”
“The previous federal Liberal government recognized the importance of working in partnership with municipalities to support them in their efforts to build the infrastructure they need to remain secure and competitive,” says MP Rota. “I worked very hard to ensure that the Township of Nipissing received the necessary funding to make improvements to Alsace Road and I am very pleased to see that the investment made by the Liberals in 2005 has had such a positive and lasting impact on this community.”
“I want to thank our MPP Monique Smith and our MP Anthony Rota for their dedication to our community and for ensuring that the smaller communities throughout their riding continue to be a priority at both the provincial and federal government levels,” Nipissing Mayor Wendy Billingsley said.
“Canada’s New Government is proud to work with our provincial and municipal partners to improve local infrastructure in our northern communities,” said Minister Clement. “I am pleased that this important road project in the Township of Nipissing is now complete, as it will make a real difference to the people who depend on it.”
COMRIF is a five-year, $900-million program that focuses on local needs through infrastructure improvements to provide clean, safe drinking water, better sewage systems, improved waste management processes, safer local roads and bridges as well as other health and safety priorities. Green infrastructure is COMRIF’s top priority with 55 per cent of funding for projects involving water quality, sustainable communities, climate change, and innovation.