Shellard Lane Corridor Reconstruction Progresses 

For Immediate Release
6/26/2014 
Contact: Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary 
Phone: 613-943-1838 

Brantford residents will soon benefit from improved traffic flow and increased safety thanks to the reconstruction of Shellard Lane, from Colborne Street West to one kilometre west of Conklin Road. This initiative will widen the road to four lanes to ensure the city’s future needs are met as the southwest area of Brantford continues to grow.

This reconstruction will also include a number of improvements including additional turning lanes, curbs and median islands, new traffic signals and signal upgrades, cycling and pedestrian-friendly facilities such as a multi-use trail and sidewalk, storm draining, sanitary sewer and water main upgrades. In addition to the road work, the corridor will also get new lighting and landscape planting, thereby improving the aesthetics of the neighbourhood as well as providing smoother commutes.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is contributing $4,141,939 through the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer to this project.
  • The City of Brantford is providing the remaining $4,358,061 of the total project cost of $8,500,000.
  • To date, a total of $36,173,666 has been made available to the City of Brantford through the Gas Tax Fund.

Quotes

“Our Government is proud to support infrastructure projects like these, helping the City of Brantford make great improvements to busy streets, through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The reconstruction of the Shellard Lane Corridor will help make driving easier and safer for the residents of West Brant. Our Government’s investments through the Gas Tax Fund transfer will continue to generate economic growth and job creation here in Brantford and across Canada for years to come.”

Phil McColeman
Member of Parliament for Brant

“The City of Brantford has been enjoying phenomenal growth and we are preparing for more. The improvements along Shellard Lane will benefit drivers and pedestrians living in the area as well as those coming to Brantford for work, shopping and leisure. We are improving our infrastructure not only to meet the current needs of residents and businesses, but investing to meet the future needs of our 21st Century City.”

Chris Friel
Mayor

"The federal Gas Tax Fund delivers for Ontario's municipalities by meeting our pressing need for infrastructure investment. Through our unique federal-municipal partnership, municipalities invest the Fund exactly where it is needed the most which helps to make our communities safer, more efficient and prosperous."

Russ Powers
President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario

Associated Links

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