This morning St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley announced that Fort Erie would be receiving over $800,000 for its Highland Avenue Reconstruction project through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF). The OCIF is designed to assist Ontario municipalities with financial support to build and upgrade local infrastructure. Fort Erie is one of 55 rural communities that will receive support from the province.
“The Town Of Fort Erie is very excited and grateful to receive this $816,731 OCIF Top Up grant from the province of Ontario. The funds will help to defray the cost of nearly $4.5 million project to renew and replace aging infrastructure on Highland Ave. in the Bridgeburg area of Town,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop.
The project will begin Spring 2017 and will include critical upgrades such as the replacement of sanitary sewers, as well as storm sewers and water mains, and the replacement of pavement and the concrete sidewalk. These improvements will improve water quality and reliability, reduce the potential for sewage overflows and improve the overall road condition.
To learn more about Fort Erie’s capital projects, visit www.forterie.ca (Government > Capital Construction Projects).