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Infrastructure Improvements in Store for Southwestern Ontario

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Infrastructure Improvements in Store for Southwestern Ontario

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Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ontario is investing more than $2 million to support improvements to critical infrastructure while creating local construction jobs in southwestern Ontario.

The province is supporting these improvements through the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund, which is providing $100 million to help municipalities across the province build and maintain critical infrastructure.

Projects include:

  • rehabilitating the Clinton Sewage Treatment Plant in Central Huron to increase energy efficiency
  • removing and replacing Bridge #3 in Leamington to improve safety and accommodate increased traffic flow
  •  reconstructing the Third Line Bridge 110 in Minto to improve traffic safety
  • replacing a watermain and a storm sewer as well as reconstructing three city blocks in Southwest Middlesex to reduce flooding and improve traffic flow

Investing in modern infrastructure is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. This comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2003, the Ontario government has provided approximately $13 billion to help municipalities repair and upgrade roads, bridges, water, wastewater treatment facilities and other critical community infrastructure.
  • Over the next three years, Ontario is investing more than $35 billion in infrastructure across the province, which will support more than 100,000 jobs on average each year.

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“A strong, prosperous rural Ontario requires modern and efficient infrastructure. Through this fund, our government is helping communities renew and replace roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure that will attract investment, create jobs and help drive economic growth.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Rural Affairs

“The 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 Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund, we are ensuring that the right investments are made at the right time.”

Glen Murray

Minister of Infrastructure

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