Investing in Infrastructure in Adjala-Tosorontio
Ontario Supporting Infrastructure Projects in Small, Rural and Northern Communities
Ontario is growing the economy and creating jobs in Adjala-Tosorontio Township by supporting an important project through the new Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund.
Replacing the existing Pine River Bridge with a two-lane bridge will improve safety and better accommodate heavy traffic. The project was approved under the new fund based on an application the township submitted through the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative earlier this year.
Part of the 2013 Budget, the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund, is helping 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 modern 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.
“Renewing and replacing roads and bridges will have a positive impact on rural residents’ everyday lives. 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. Through these projects, we are investing in communities and building strong infrastructure across Ontario.”
“The bridge over Pine River is a key component of Concession Road 3, one of the busiest roads in our township. We cannot thank the province enough for investing in this project. It means a lot to a small municipality like ours.”