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Local Infrastructure Improvements In Store For Kawartha Region

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Local Infrastructure Improvements In Store For Kawartha Region

Ontario Government Building Stronger Communities

Ministry of Infrastructure

The new Ontario government is investing approximately $12 million to support improvements to critical infrastructure in municipalities in the Kawartha Region.

The province is supporting these improvements through the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy, which is providing nearly $90 million over the next three years to help municipalities across the province build and maintain key infrastructure.

Local projects include:

  • replacing Ruttan's Bridge, east of the village of Northbrook in the Addington-Highlands Township;
  • replacing the Cranberry Lake Bridge with a modular steel bridge in Dysart et al Township;
  • replacing the Blackwater Bridge in Brock Township;
  • replacing two culverts on Universal Road in the Municipality of Highlands East;
  • repairing and upgrading the Wagarville road and bridge including resurfacing in Central Frontenanc Township;
  • replacing the old Inglis Road Bridge to allow for buses and larger vehicles to use it in Township of Alnwick-Haldimand;
  • replacing the Plato Creek bridge in the Municipality of Havelock, Belmont and Methune;
  • replacing the existing Gravel Road Box culvert in the Municipality of Trent Hills;
  • replacing the bridge on County Road 14 in Prince Edward County;
  • repairing sections of Bridge Street West in Bancroft;
  • replacing the single-lane Bogart Road Bridge with a two-lane bridge in Tweed;
  • upgrading the southern portion of the connecting link to Highway 62 in the Municipality of Centre Hastings;
  • replacing Empey Bridge with a new one in Madoc Township;
  • replacing the single lane concrete bridge that crosses Papineau Creek with a new prefabricated bridge in Carlow-Mayo Township;
  • building a new septic bed at the wastewater facility in Marmora and Lake;
  • twinning the existing water mains and repairs other part of the water distribution system in Deseronto.

Building on the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy, the province is providing an additional $100 million to help small, rural and northern municipalities build and maintain roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. A consultation involving local and regional rural officials was held in Peterborough today to discuss the fund's scope and design.  

Investing in infrastructure is part of the government's plan to create jobs, build stronger communities and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • Most Municipal Infrastructure Strategy funding is being provided to communities with populations under 20,000.
  • Ontario has already committed $9 million through the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy to help small, rural and northern municipalities prepare asset management plans.
  • Since 2003, the Ontario government has provided approximately $13 billion to help municipalities repair and upgrade roads and bridges, improve water and wastewater treatment facilities, and revitalize community infrastructure.

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“Rural Ontario has unique and diverse infrastructure needs. By collaborating and consulting with our local and regional partners, we are providing communities with revitalized critical infrastructure that will create jobs, grow local businesses and keep communities moving.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Rural Affairs

“The new Ontario government is committed to working with municipalities, especially our rural partners, to help make critical infrastructure investments that will strengthen our communities across the province. Through the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy, we are ensuring that the right investments are made at the right time.”

Glen Murray

Minister of Infrastructure

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