Ontario Funding Road and Bridge Projects in Wellington—Halton Hills
Projects will open Ontario for business and keep people moving
WELLINGTON—HALTON HILLS — Ontario's government is investing over $1.3 million for more road and bridge projects in Wellington—Halton Hills, which will make the province's roads safer and commutes easier while opening Ontario for business.
As part of the Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, Infrastructure Minister, Laurie Scott, on behalf of Wellington—Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott, announced today that the Province has nominated the following projects to the federal government for approval:
- Township of Puslinch: upgrade of Moyer's Bridge and reconstruction of McLean Road/ Concession 7 from the intersection of McLean Road/Concession 7 to County Road 34
- Town of Halton Hills: improvements to Glen Lawson Road/ Third Line
- Town of Erin: replacement of 8th Line Bridge
The federal government will now review these projects and make final funding decisions.
As of August 9, 2019, 144 projects have been nominated to the federal government under the Rural and Northern stream. The funding for this ICIP stream has now been allocated.
"We need to build and maintain great road, bridge, air and marine infrastructure to help get people to work and home safely, so they can spend more time with the people they love," said Scott. We're continuing to work with municipalities, families and businesses, to make smart investments in our infrastructure, and keep it reliable. These investments are creating good jobs and growing the economy, shaping the future for hard-working families in Ontario."
- Under the Rural and Northern Stream, the combined investment from the federal, provincial and local governments for these Wellington—Halton Hills projects would be approximately $4,013,750.
- The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a $30-billion, 10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and local governments. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or $10.2 billion spread across four streams: Rural and Northern, Public Transit, Green, and Community, Culture and Recreation.
- The Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program was launched on March 18 and closed on May 14, 2019.
- The Public Transit stream for municipalities outside of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) launched on April 2 and closed on May 28, 2019.
- Applications for Public Transit funding for municipalities inside the GTHA is now open and will close on October 24, 2019.