Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges for rural communities in Eastern Ontario
Joint federal, provincial, as well as municipal and county funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support five road and bridge projects in Eastern Ontario. These investments will strengthen rural communities and support economic growth.
The Government of Canada is investing over $9 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $6.5 million and municipalities are contributing over $3 million towards the projects.
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Expansion and upgrade of County Road 43 and Rehabilitation of Bridge across Kemptville Creek
The upgrade and expansion of County Road 43 will see, among other aspects, the widening of roadways, more crosswalks, new bike lanes and street lighting. These upgrades will improve the safety and reliability of the roads for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The project will also rehabilitate the 39-metre bridge which crosses Kemptville Creek.
Rehabilitation of a Section of County Road 2 in Morrison
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
Rehabilitating County Road 2 will upgrade sections such as a new roundabout, better entrances to local businesses, and new sidewalks, crosswalks and lighting. These updates will improve traffic efficiency, making it safer and smoother for motorists and pedestrians.
Replacement of the Levi Bridge
Replacing the Levi Bridge with a new, two-lane bridge with new railings and guardrails will increase the safety and reliability of the structure for motorists. It will also extend the lifespan of the bridge and lower maintenance costs.
Upgrades to a Section of Lemay Street
The reconstruction and widening of a major road, which includes adding bike lanes, sidewalks and a roundabout, will increase the safety of pedestrians and will improve the city's active transportation routes.
Rehabilitation of Touchette Bridge
The rehabilitation of the Touchette Bridge, including the replacement of its deck, steel stringers and floor beams, will improve the safety of motorists and extend the bridge's lifespan.