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

rural economic strategy

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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