Ontario infrastructure projects get $42M

PETERBOROUGH COUNTY, Ont. — The federal and
provincial governments have announced funding for 10 road and bridge projects
in Central and Eastern Ontario.

Ottawa is investing over $22 million in these projects while Ontario is contributing more than $10 million, the two governments said Friday. Municipalities and First Nation communities are each contributing over $5 million.

The James. A. Gifford Causeway
The James. A. Gifford Causeway. Photo: Infrastructure Canada

In Peterborough County, improvements are being made to
1.4 kilometres of the James. A. Gifford Causeway, including repairs to the
Chemong Bridge.

An additional 5.3 km on Yankee Line (County Road 14)
are also being rehabilitated.

This is a joint project by Peterborough County and the
Township of Selwyn.

These improvements will increase safety for motorists
and pedestrians, and extend the life of the bridge and roadway for many years,
the two governments said. 

“Rural communities are the backbone of the Canadian economy. By investing in projects like these, we are helping to make them stronger and more competitive.”

– Maryam Monsef, minister for rural economic development.

Other projects include road improvements in
Asphodel-Norwood, Beausoleil First Nation, Collingwood, and Hiawatha First
Nation.

In addition, bridge repairs and replacements will
create safer and more efficient conditions for users of the roadway in
Adjala-Tosorontio, Faraday, Highlands East, Minden Hills, and the Mohawks of
the Bay of Quinte.

“Rural communities are the backbone of the Canadian
economy. By investing in projects like these, we are helping to make them
stronger and more competitive,” said Maryam Monsef, the federal minister for women
and gender equality and rural economic development.

“Not only will these vital projects help create
well-paying jobs during the construction phase, they will have long-lasting
benefits for residents and businesses for years to come.”

Funds for the projects will come from Investing in
Canada Infrastructure
Program.

Under the plan, Ottawa is investing more than $180
billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social
infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and
northern communities.

Published at Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:31:53 +0000


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