Two dozen municipalities will share $30 million for roads and bridge construction.
The 2020-21 Ontario Connecting Links program will support 24 municipalities across the province to help them build, repair or replace municipal roads and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.
“We understand that the maintenance and repair costs of roads and bridges places a heavy burden on our municipal partners,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “That is why we continue to support our local communities with investments that will keep families safe, goods moving, and drive economic growth and job creation.”
The funding will support three bridge repairs, 10 resurfacing projects, seven reconstruction projects, and four detailed design projects to prepare for further infrastructure investments.
Connecting Link projects are reviewed based on technical need and safety considerations such as the condition of the connecting link bridge and road, need for repair in the near term and cost effectiveness.
Municipalities can apply for funding for the 2021-22 Connecting Links Program later this year.
In Ontario, there are a total of 352 kilometres of connecting links, with 70 bridges in 77 municipalities.
Here is where the funding is going:
|Barrie||26||Resurfacing of Bayfield Street (Cundles Rd. to Livingstone St.)||$ 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|