Local Infrastructure Improvements In Store For Central Ontario
Ontario Government Building Stronger Communities
The new Ontario government is investing more than $8.2 million to support improvements to critical infrastructure in central Ontario's communities.
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 Southgate Bridge on Sideroad 13 in Southgate Township;
- reconstructing Grey County Road 119 in Grey County;
- replacing Fourth and Fifth Street Bridges in Collingwood;
- rehabilitating two bridges and reconstructing Adjala Tecumseth Townline from 9th Line to 11th Line in New Tecumseth;
- replacing Dyment's Creek culvert under Lakeshore Drive in Barrie;
- replacing bridge number 2028 in Melancthon Township;
- replacing Bridge 19 on 7th Line in the Town of Mono.
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 Midhurst 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.
- 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.
“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.”
“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.”