As phase one of the Voght Street project begins to conclude, City Hall is looking towards securing funding for phase two.
This week, Merritt City Council voted 7-0 in favour of applying for a grant under the Canada Infrastructure Program – Rural and Northern Communities Stream, to help complete the needed road and utility work.
“In August 2020, staff provided Council with a general outline of how they hoped to develop Voght St phase 2, and on September 29th, staff informed Council that a proposal would be coming forward to apply for the Rural and Northern Communities stream to fund the project. This stream is 90% grant-funded (50% Federal, 40% Provincial), and 10% municipality-funded. The project is projected to cost a total of $7,475,860, therefore the City would be required to fund $745,786,” wrote Greg Lowis, Director of Corporate Services.
Along with resurfacing the road, all the utilities would also be replaced in the massive project.
“Each of these areas would see new utility and road infrastructure, active transportation upgrades, and improved traffic flow and capacity due to the installation of roundabouts at Grimmett and Walters,” added Lowis.
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