Ontario Construction News staff writer
The City of Burlington received Federal funding from the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) for 11 local projects between 2022 and 2023.
In 2023, the City of Burlington received $6,066,607, an increase from $5,813,832 in 2022.
The CCBF, formerly the Federal Gas Tax Fund, is a permanent source of federal funding earmarked for community infrastructure projects. It is provided up front, twice-a-year, to provinces and territories, who in turn flow this funding to their municipalities to support local infrastructure priorities.
In Ontario, the Fund is administered by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, who deliver the CCBF to 444 municipalities.
“Updating and renewing our infrastructure is an ongoing City commitment. Funding from the Canada Community-Building Fund helps us in our goal to keep our roads, water systems and infrastructure in good working order and more importantly safe for our community,” said Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.
Here’s what the funding went to in Burlington:
South Service Road Renewal – completed December 2022
- replaced the existing asphalt surface. 1.3 kilometres of new concrete sidewalk was added to improve the pedestrian network in the area and improve active transportation connectivity in alignment with the Integrated Mobility Plan
Beachway Pavilion Renovation and Accessibility – completed May 2022
- included repair and replacement of deteriorated wooden deck boards, guard rails, exposed roof elements as well as accessibility improvements to the public washrooms.
Bartlett Court Minor Reconstruction – completed November 2022
- replaced the existing pavement and improved the surface drainage within the roadway. Minor storm sewer repairs were completed including the addition of two catch-basin structures to improve drainage in the area. The existing curbs were replaced and area sidewalks were improved.
Autumn Hill and Palmer Drive – completed June 2023
- a joint City of Burlington-Halton Region project that included the storm sewer repairs, watermain and service replacement, repaving, curb/gutter repairs, and sidewalk replacement.
- Wicklow Road and Belfast Avenue Reconstruction – completed in June 2023
- The Wicklow Road and Belfast Avenue Reconstruction project consisted of new watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer repairs, asphalt, curb, sidewalk, and street lighting.
Rexway Road Reconstruction – completed August 2023
- phase two was a joint City of Burlington-Halton Region project that included the storm sewer repairs, watermain and service replacement, repaving, curb/gutter repairs, and sidewalk replacement.
Pine Cove Bridge Replacement and Lakeshore Road Resurfacing – completed November 2023
- road resurfacing, minor curb and sidewalk repairs, street lighting improvements and full replacement of the Pine Cove Bridge.
Plains Road Bikeway and Resurfacing – completed November 2023
- included Burlington’s first series of protected bike intersections, road resurfacing construction of new bikeways, a rain garden, curb and sidewalk replacement, driveway and landscape improvements, new transit stops, hydro pole relocations and streetlight upgrades.