Today, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe was joined by Transportation Committee Vice-Chair Catherine Kitts, Environment and Climate Change Committee Chair Shawn Menard, and Councillor for Somerset Ward Ariel Troster for an official kick-off to the 2023 construction season.
The event was held at the site of the reconstruction of Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street, and Bronson Avenue, one of many key infrastructure projects in the city. With an investment of approximately $47 million, the project will include the replacement of aging sewers and watermains, and allow for combined sewer separation, which will reduce the potential for combined sewer overflows and basement flooding. The project will also include full reconstruction of the roads, curbs and sidewalks, and add new cycle tracks, bus stops and protected intersections, which will significantly improve active transportation within this busy area of the city.
In 2023, the City will invest over $800 million in city infrastructure. Some highlights include:
- $136 million for road rehabilitation including resurfacing, geotechnical, guiderails, rural road upgrades and preservation treatments
- $34.4 million for bridge structures
- $61 million buildings and parks
- $7.7 million to renew sidewalks and pathways
- $245.9 million for integrated road-water-sewer reconstruction projects
- $15.7 million for culverts (stormwater structures)