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Burk’s Falls mayor pleased with federal funding for Yonge Street work

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BURK’S FALLS, ON – The Mayor of Burk’s Falls is pleased with the funding that will help update the town’s main street and water infrastructure.

Cathy Still was at the announcement last week in Bracebridge where $4.4 million in federal funding was announced. She said anytime federal or provincial money can be accessed to fix local infrastructure it is a win.

“Burk’s Falls has been very fortunate,” she admits. “I would say (close to $11 million) we have gotten over the past nine years.”

Still credits the talent of town staff to find the grants and make the applications.

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“We have a great staff that does a lot of work. It’s very difficult and you have to jump (through) hoops to get the money but it’s been great,” said Still.

Engineering work will begin on Yonge Steet by the end of the year with work on the road expected to start in 2020 providing a safer pedestrian, cyclist, and motorist experience. Cast iron pipes from 1905 will also be replaced at the same time the other work is being done.

The project will cost over $2.6 million and feature 2,500 metres of the roadway, 3,500 metres of sidewalk work and the water pipe replacement.  The federal portion came in at $1.1 million, with the province providing $612, 764 while Armour Township will provide $922,442 for the project.

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