Burlington receives funding for construction of Palmer Trail and other city projects

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Published July 16, 2021 at 4:36 pm

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The City of Burlington will be receiving a total of $852,200 in Provincial and Federal funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure -Program (ICIP) – COVID Resilience Stream that will help to fund a total of four projects.

The projects include Stage 4 of Elgin Street Promenade, the design and construction of Palmer Trail, a City Hall Customer Service Window Renovation and a Roads, Parks and Forestry Operations Centre Renovation.

A total of $681,760 in funding will come from the Federal Government and $170,440 will come from the Provincial Government.

Last year, the Federal Government announced changes to the ICIP program which were made to help provinces, territories and municipalities deal with the financial pressures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This funding was designed to deliver additional infrastructure projects amid the pandemic by increasing the types of eligible projects as well as accelerating approvals.

“The pandemic has changed people’s activities and how they expect services to be delivered. That’s why funding projects like pedestrian trails to encourage physical activity, and renovating customer service areas to incorporate physical distancing are important. These investments in our community will help in our safe return to a post-COVID-19 new normal,” said Jane McKenna, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues.

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward added, “It is great that these community projects were eligible and selected for funding. These four projects are designed to improve the experience of our residents and visitors at City Hall and across Burlington. They all serve to strengthen our city’s resilience in a post-pandemic world.”

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