Ontario Helps Municipalities Build, Repair or Replace Roads and BridgesPublished on May 11, 2020
PEMRBOKE— The Ontario government is providing $30 million to build a safer and more reliable transportation system that will help keep goods moving and better connect municipalities throughout the province.
As part of the Connecting Links program, John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, announced that the province is providing Renfrew with $3 million to support the reconstruction of Stewart Street. The province is also providing the Bonnechere Valley with $751,273 to support the reconstruction of Bridge Street.
"In order to build a safer and more reliable transportation system, our government is providing over $3.7 million to communities in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke," said MPP Yakabuski. “We know that access to an efficient and well-planned transportation system is crucial to Ontario’s economic growth and prosperity."
The 2020-21 Connecting Links program will support 24 municipalities across the province to help them build, repair or replace municipal roads and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.
“We understand that the maintenance and repair costs of roads and bridges places a heavy burden on our municipal partners,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “That is why we continue to support our local communities with investments that will keep families safe, goods moving, and drive economic growth and job creation.”
The funding will support three bridge repairs, 10 resurfacing projects, seven reconstruction projects, and four detailed design projects across the province to prepare for further infrastructure investments.
Connecting Link projects are reviewed based on technical need and safety considerations such as the condition of the connecting link bridge and road, need for repair in the near term and cost effectiveness.
Eligible municipalities are also encouraged to apply for funding for the 2021-22 Connecting Links Program, which will be open to applications later this year.
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