South Bruce uses the federal Gas Tax Fund to replace Donaldson Bridge


South Bruce, Ontario – Tuesday, October 30 – The Municipality of South Bruce has replaced Donaldson Bridge, thanks in part to funding from the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Donaldson Bridge was closed to traffic in May 2018 and reopened in August 2018. The existing bridge structure was replaced with a new two-lane driving platform allowing for better traffic flow.

The total cost of the bridge replacement was $660,000, with more than $350,000 coming from the federal Gas Tax Fund.

“The Government of Canada is proud to contribute to the funding required for the replacement of the Donaldson Bridge. This project will reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for residents, helping Canadians get to work on time and back home safely.”

- The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Investing federal funding in local infrastructure helps keep our roads and bridges safe and up-to-date. The federal Gas Tax Fund helped South Bruce completely replace the Donaldson Bridge.”

- Robert Buckle, Mayor of the Municipality of South Bruce

The federal Gas Tax Fund is a permanent, predictable and indexed source of funding for municipal infrastructure. Municipal governments have the flexibility to make strategic investments across 17 project categories, including roads and bridges, public transit, drinking water and wastewater, and recreation facilities. Between 2014 and 2018 the Municipality of South Bruce will have received more than $850,000 from this Fund.

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