City of Greater Sudbury Thanks Government of Canada
Apr 7, 2016
For immediate release
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The City of Greater Sudbury would like to thank the Government of Canada for its investment of $26.7 million for the Maley Drive Extension Project. This investment is in addition to the investment from the Province of Ontario, allocated through the Building Canada Fund.
“I would like to thank the Government of Canada, specifically Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MPs Marc Serre and Paul Lefevbre for this significant investment in Greater Sudbury,” said Mayor Brian Bigger. “The Maley Drive Extension Project is critical to the economy of Greater Sudbury, creating 780 jobs, contributing $135.6 million in net economic value, while positioning the City for growth. I’m thrilled that this project will be moving forward as it is a foundational element of our road network, consistent with a future vision for our community, ensuring the efficient movement of goods and people, safety, and environmental sustainability.”
This project is vital to the success of many other strategic initiatives for Greater Sudbury, such as the Official Plan and the Transportation Master Plan. The project will deliver short, medium, and long-term benefits to residents, businesses, and industries throughout our community.
“The Maley Drive extension is one element of a more comprehensive capital program,” said General Manager of Infrastructure Services Tony Cecutti. “Our staff have worked diligently to keep the project shovel-ready, and we are ready to move forward. I am very humbled to be a part of such a significant project for our community’s future growth and development.”
The total budgeted cost of Phase One of the extension project is $80.1 million. The Province of Ontario has also committed $26.7 million to Phase One. Based on the 2016 budget, the City has reserved $15.4 million for the project, to ensure its shovel-ready status, with money designated in future budget years to fund the remainder of the project.
The Maley Drive Extension will be built in two phases. Phase One will connect LaSalle Boulevard West with Falconbridge Highway, while Phase Two will extend the Maley Drive Extension to Elm Street West. Once construction has started, Phase One of the project is expected to take three years.
An overview of the Maley Drive Extension project, including a profile and construction maps is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/maleydrive