Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges, connecting rural communities in Southwestern Ontario

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The governments of Canada and Ontario are funding seven road and bridge projects across Southwestern Ontario:

  • Municipality of Bluewater will replace a bridge on Airport Line with a longer, wider structure.
  • Dutton/Dunwich will rehabilitate a portion of Ash Line, making the road more reliable.
  • Walpole Island First Nation will replace a culvert on Tecumseh Road to improve drainage and safety.
  • The Township of Southwold will replace the Second Line Bridge, and Brooke-Alvinston will rehabilitate a portion of a road by repaving.
  • Huron East will improve safety and traffic flow by replacing the bridge on Kinburn Line with a wider structure.
  • In Morris-Turnberry, the Blind Bridge on Abraham Line will be replaced with a new, two lane structure.

The federal government is investing more than $7.6 million through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream, while Ontario is contributing more than $4.3 million. Affected municipalities will contribute more than $1.4 million towards the projects and Walpole Island First Nation is contributing $37,347.

The Rural Economic Development Strategy leverages ongoing federal investments and provides a vision for the future, identifying practical steps to take in the short term, and serving as a foundation to guide further work.

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