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Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges for rural communities in Northern, Central and Eastern Ontario

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Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges for rural communities in Northern, Central and Eastern Ontario

Ministry of Infrastructure

Joint federal, provincial, as well as municipal and First Nation funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support eight road and bridge projects in Northern, Central and Eastern Ontario. These investments will strengthen rural communities and support economic growth.

The Government of Canada is investing over $16.7 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $8.3 million and municipalities and a First Nation are contributing over $3 million towards the projects. 


Project Information:

Project NameLocationProject DetailsFederal FundingProvincial FundingMunicipal /Other Funding

Markstay Streets Revitalization

Municipality of Markstay-Warren

The project consists of the resurfacing, improved shoulders, ditching, drainage, and replacement of driveway culverts of approximately 5.5 kilometres of contiguous streets.

This project will improve traffic safety and drainage, and create safer walking surfaces for pedestrians.

$2,833,200

$1,573,843

$314,957

Wawbawzee Road Reconstruction

Wasauksing First Nation - Parry Island

The project will reconstruct approximately 16 kilometers of Wawbawzee Road. The work will include road realignment, installation of culverts and proper shoulders, improved ditching and drainage, and paving.

The project will improve road safety, community access and support faster emergency response.

$3,713,063

$907,472

$330,215

Reconstruction of Ogemawahj Road

Township of Georgian Bay

The project is for the reconstruction of approximately 1.9 kilometres of Ogemawahj Road between Twelve Mile Bay Road and Kings Bay Marina. The work includes: upgrading and raising the road base; replacing culverts; road resurfacing; and installing approximately 225 metres of guard rail.

$424,216

$235,652

$47,159

Dillon Road Improvements

Township of Carling

The project will reconstruct approximately 9.5 kilometres of Dillon Road.

The work includes re-aligning certain sections, tree clearing, and widening rock cuts to improve sight lines, and asphalt resurfacing.

The project will improve road safety and reliability, facilitate active transportation, reduce lifecycle costs and service interruptions, extend the asset life, and improve access to the Dillon Cove public boat launch.

$2,109,330

$1,171,733

$234,487

Reconstruction of the Krugerdorf Bridge

Township of Chamberlain

The project will reconstruct the Krugerdorf Bridge.

The project scope includes removal of the existing bridge, road grade adjustments, enhancements to the abutments, and installation of a 40m single-span modular bridge with steel beam guiderail.

Overall, the project contributes to improved and more reliable road infrastructure in the Township of Chamberlain.

$2,748,851

$1,526,986

$305,581

Reconstruction of a Section of Pembroke Street West

City of Pembroke

The project is for the reconstruction of approximately 3 kilometres of Pembroke Street West from Christie Street West to the city limits. The work includes: removal and replacement of asphalt and gutters; installation, widening and reconstruction of paved shoulders and boulevards; repair of concrete sidewalks; upgrading of traffic signals; and relocation of utility poles.

The project aims to improve safety and road conditions for all road users, which may include vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

$1,968,741

$1,312,363

$1,065,877

Rehabilitation of Fourth Chute Road in Bonnechere Valley

Township of Bonnechere Valley

The project consists of rehabilitating 8 kilometres of Fourth Chute Road.

The project scope includes road widening; asphalt paving; addition of a gravel shoulder; andditching work to improve drainage.

The project aims to improve safety and usability for local traffic; extend the life of the asset and reduce service interruptions; and promote safe, active transportation.

$1,070,158

$594,473

$320,502

Larder Lake Road Reconstruction

Township of Larder Lake

Approximately 1.7 kilometres of Godfrey Street, Commissioner Street, Fourth Avenue, and Ninth Avenue will be upgraded, which will involve replacing 12 culverts and asphalt resurfacing.

The project will result in safer roads for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as improved and more reliable road infrastructure.

$1,880,780

$1,044,773

$428,216

*The federal and provincial governments are each contributing the maximum share of eligible costs for these projects, which are 60% and 33.33% respectively for projects in municipalities with populations below 5,000, and 50% and 33.33% respectively for municipalities with populations above 5,000, consistent with the requirements of the Canada-Ontario Integrated Bilateral Agreement. The federal government is also providing the maximum share of eligible costs for the First Nations project, which is 75%. Contributions from municipalities and First Nations may include both eligible and ineligible costs. Ineligible costs are expenditures that municipalities have chosen not to request reimbursement for or that cannot be reimbursed (e.g., property purchases, overhead costs).

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