Ontario Construction News staff writer
Several southwestern Ontario communities will share over $6 million to address local infrastructure needs.
“It is a privilege to support our local municipalities through this funding, which is especially critical during the current COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sarnia-Lambton’s MPP Bob Bailey. “With more than $6.2 million in support, our government is helping Sarnia-Lambton municipalities when the need is most urgent. This funding will create jobs, spur economic growth and investment, and make our communities better places to live and grow.”
Funding from the province will assist eight local municipalities repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.
The City of Sarnia received over $2.8 million, St. Clair Township gets $1.2 million and the County of Lambton $1.1 million.
The communities of Oil Springs, Point Edward, Enniskillen, Petrolia and Plympton-Wyoming also received smaller amounts for projects.
Ontario has committed $200 million to 424 communities to help them address their core infrastructure projects and asset management planning needs in 2021
Earlier this week, $1.5 million in additional funding was announced for Sarnia-Lambton to increase prevention and containment efforts at eight local long-term care homes.