Sarnia-Lambton communities, including the City of Sarnia and the County of Lambton, will receive a total of $6.67 million during 2015 as part of the Gas Tax Fund, the first installment of which has been released.
The announcement was made on Tuesday (July 28) by Pat Davidson, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton.
Lambton County is the largest single recipient of the funding, with a total of $3,608,510.53 in 2015.
The City of Sarnia will receive $2,095,387.47 in 2015.
Other local recipients include St. Clair Township ($420,287.83), Town of Plympton-Wyoming ($219,366.21), Town of Petrolia ($160,065.53), Enniskillen Township ($58,895.31), and the Village of Oil Springs ($20,384.61).
Bev MacDougall, Lambton County’s Warden, said the funding allows for a collective revitalization of the County’s 650 kilometres of roads and 190 bridges/culverts.
“Consistent, predictable annual funding allows the County of Lambton to prioritize its infrastructure projects,” she said.
The federal government estimates that between 2014 and 2024, nearly $22 billion will flow to communities across Canada through the Gas Tax Fund.