Province providing $30 million to build and repair roads and bridges

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Two dozen municipalities will share $30 million for roads and bridge construction.

The 2020-21 Ontario 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 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.

Municipalities can apply for funding for the 2021-22 Connecting Links Program later this year.

In Ontario, there are a total of 352 kilometres of connecting links, with 70 bridges in 77 municipalities.

Here is where the funding is going:

Municipality Hwy. Project Funding
Barrie 26 Resurfacing of Bayfield Street (Cundles Rd. to Livingstone St.) $ 1,377,000
Black River – Matheson 11/101 Resurfacing of Fourth Avenue (Highway 11 to Second St $ 641,192
Bonnechere Valley 41 Reconstruction of Bridge Street $ 751,273
Brantford 24 Resurfacing of King George Road $ 1,053,621
Burk’s Falls 520 Rehabilitation of the Armstrong Bridge $ 851,731
Cornwall 138 Reconstruction of Brookdale Avenue $ 1,612,557
Dryden 594 Resurfacing of Duke Street $ 400,854
Dysart et al 118 Detailed Design for Drag River Bridge Rehabilitation $ 22,530
Haldimand County 3 Resurfacing of Broad Street East $ 892,032
Hawkesbury 34 Reconstruction of McGill Street and Retaining Wall Replacement $ 824,400
Kapuskasing 11 Resurfacing of Government Road (Lasalle Ave to Gurney Rd) $ 2,833,638
Kawartha Lakes 7 Detailed Design for Resurfacing of King Street and Reconstruction of King Street in Downtown Omemee $ 63,563
Loyalist Township 33 Reconstruction of Main Street (Bath) $ 892,620
Mattawa 533 Rehabilitation of the Pont Mauril Bridge (Mattawa River) $ 1,281,260
Meaford 26 Reconstruction of Sykes Street and Infrastructure Replacement $ 1,319,760
Renfrew 60 Reconstruction of Stewart Street $ 3,000,000
Sault Ste. Marie 17 Resurfacing of Trunk Road $ 3,000,000
Shelburne 10/89 Resurfacing Main Street $ 491,609
Smiths Falls 15 Detailed Design for Beckwith Street Phase 2 Reconstruction (Russell St. to Elmsley St.) $ 98,178
Stratford 8 Reconstruction of Huron Street $ 3,000,000
Wellington North 6 Resurfacing George Street and Smith Street $ 1,714,050
West Grey 6 Rehabilitation of Garafraxa Street Bridge $ 710,234
West Nipissing 17 Detailed Design for Front Street/Champlain Bridge Rehabilitation $ 113,000
West Perth 23 Resurfacing St. George Street $ 504,063



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