Ontario Construction News staff writer
Sudbury will use $550,000 in funding through the federal COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream for two key pieces of Sudbury’s infrastructure: $412,800 Bell Park Walkway and Loop Trail Development Project, and $150,000 for trail improvements in Fielding Memorial Park in Lively.
The Bell Park improvement include widening and adding wayfinding signs along the existing pathway and repairing portions of the Jim Gordon Boardwalk.
The Fielding Park improvements involve resurfacing concrete pathways and decking, regrading pathways to prevent water accumulation, repairing lookout areas and installing accessible seating and signage.
“Thanks to this funding, we will be able to rehabilitate a well-used and loved paths and trails in our best used parks in both Sudbury and Lively. These upgrades will be a welcome investment, facilitating active lifestyles, increased connectivity, and expanded active transportation for residents of our community,” said Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre.
In addition to the federal funding commitment, the Province of Ontario will contribute $130,000 to these projects.
Through its COVID-19 stream, the federal government invests up to 80 per cent of the cost of projects that support provinces and up to 100% in projects that support territories and Indigenous communities in their response to the pandemic.
“These are welcomed investments to ensure infrastructure is safe and accessible to ensure Nickel Belt – Greater Sudbury residents can keep enjoying all that our beautiful landscape has to offer,” said Marc Serre, MP for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.