• 2014 Capital Budget Promises Road Repairs for Niagara Falls

    2014 Capital BudgetWinter 2013-2014 has been anything but mild. In fact, many media sources claim that by the time spring rolls-in, this winter will have become one of the longest and coldest of the past two decades. But besides shovelling snow and bundling up for the outdoors, such extreme weather conditions have left roads in Southern Ontario in need of immediate attention.

    Thankfully, the Niagara Falls city council approved the 2014 capital budget earlier this week, dedicating $27.9 million to infrastructure programs of this sort. For a look at Niagara Region’s 2014 budget summary, click to view the report, or check-below to see the division of funds:

    • Municipal Works ($21.5 million)
    • Cemeteries and Parks (1.9 million)
    • Transportation Services ($1.4 million)
    • Fire Services ($1.3 million)
    • Recreation and Culture ($576,500)
    • Building and Development ($575,160)
    • Information Services & General Government ($354,861)
    • Library ($295,000)

    For roadwork in particular, the city allocated $7.6 million. Having already repaired portions of Stanley, the city intends to next extend sections at Thorold Stone as a joint project with other municipalities in the region. A few of the plan’s other projects include storm and sanitary sewer repairs ($5.2 million) as well as sidewalk and water main maintenance.

    The OLG should be recognized as a contributing funder this year, alongside many other budget transfers and government grants, in light of a new agreement with the city. As the current agreement ends in a few days (March 31st), we can look forward to seeing what other capital projects are in-store for the region moving forward.

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