Ontario funding road, bridge repairs in 19 municipalities

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Ontario government last week announced $30 million to repair municipal roads and bridges.

Connecting Links Program funding helps municipalities pay for the construction and repair costs for municipal roads and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.

Lambton Shores will receive the largest amount, $5 million the rehabilitation and widening of the Ontario Street Bridge in Grand Bend.

Improvements to the Ontario Street North corridor were identified through the Ministry of Transportation’s Class Environmental Assessment, which determined that the current intersection and traffic signalization was insufficient to handle the traffic volumes that occur during peak periods.

The first phase of the project included utility replacements along the corridor.

Phase two of construction is scheduled to begin September and take two years to complete, pausing during summer seasons.

This year funding will go to 21 projects, including:

  • Halton Hills: $1.9 million – resurface Mill Street from Main Street to Eastern Avenue, and Main Street North from Mill Street to St. Alban’s Drive
  • Bancroft: $1.8 million – intersection improvements and resurfacing – Monck Street (Highway 28) South and Valleyview Drive Intersection
  • Owen Sound: $2.7 million – rehabilitation of 9th Avenue East (Highway 6/10) from Superior Street to 6th Street East (Listowel)
  • Saugeen Shores: $2.7 million – resurfacing of Goderich Street (Highway 21) from Concession 6 to Concession 10 (Port Elgin)
  • South Bruce Peninsula: $3 million – reconstruction of Berford Street from George Street to Elm Street, including traffic signal replacement at Frank Street
  • Espanola: $3 million – reconstruction of Center Street (Highway 6) from Tudhope Street to Station Road
  • Kapuskasing: $3 million – resurfacing of Government Road (Highway 11) from Riverside Drive to Bonnieview Road
  • Kirkland Lake: $3 million – reconstruction of Government Road West (Highway 66) Easterly from Goldthorpe Drive
  • Dryden: $1.2 million – reconstruction of Highway 594 Easterly from Gordon Road
  • Fort Frances: $3.7 million – reconstruction of Third Street West from Central Avenue to York Avenue and Scott Street from Reid Avenue to Mosher Avenue


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