Investing in Infrastructure in Eastern Ontario
Ontario Supporting Infrastructure Projects in Small, Rural and Northern Communities
Ontario is growing the economy and creating jobs in Kingston and Elizabethtown-Kitley Township by supporting two projects through the new Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund.
The following projects were approved under the new fund based on applications submitted through the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative earlier this year:
- Equipping corroded sections of Ravensview Trunk Sewer with pipe lining, cleaning the sewer and enhancing flow control to improve environmental protections
- Replacing the outdated Jellyby Bridge to meet current standards, improve traffic flow and accommodate larger vehicles
The Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund is now accepting expressions of interest. The fund, part of the 2013 Budget, will help communities undertake critical infrastructure projects and support local jobs.
Improving highways, roads and bridges is part of the Ontario government's plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- The new fund has three components: $4 million to help municipalities with populations under 5,000 complete asset management plans; $25 million to fund 20 previously submitted critical project proposals; and $71 million for capital projects.
- The Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund reflects municipal input gathered from a series of consultations held across the province this past summer.
- Ontario has committed to invest more than $35 billion in infrastructure across the province over the next three years, which will support more than 100,000 jobs on average each year.
“Through this new fund, our government is helping rural communities revitalize infrastructure to help grow their local economies and create jobs.”
“Our commitment to municipal infrastructure is strong. I am pleased that our Municipal Infrastructure Strategy continues to grow as more dedicated funding is provided. These investments allow our government to invest in people and build strong infrastructure across Ontario.”
“The investments made through this fund towards the Ravensview Trunk Sewer project will ensure our community has reliable, efficient infrastructure in place and will benefit residents of Kingston and area for years to come.”
“On behalf of Kingston’s residents, I would like to thank the Ontario government for supporting this important infrastructure project. By rehabilitating corroded sections of the Ravensview Trunk Sewer, we not only improve flow control, but help create a cleaner, safer sewer that will benefit local residents.”
“On behalf of Council and the residents of Elizabethtown-Kitley, I want to thank the Ontario government for recognizing the importance of this work. The Jellyby Road project requires a large investment of capital dollars, and it would have been extremely difficult to accomplish without an ongoing investment over an extended period of time.”