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Improving Roads and Bridges in Niagara Region

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Improving Roads and Bridges in Niagara Region

Province Supporting Jobs and Economic Growth

Ontario is supporting upgrades to roads, bridges and other local community infrastructure in Niagara Region, helping to connect communities and keep people moving while creating jobs and economic growth.

Municipalities benefitting from upgrades include:

  • Grimsby
  • Lincoln
  • Pelham
  • West Lincoln
  • Niagara Falls
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Fort Erie
  • Port Colborne
  • Thorold
  • Wainfleet
  • Welland

Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history - about $160 billion over 12 years, supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. To learn more about infrastructure projects in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in municipal infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • 11 communities in the Niagara Region are receiving a total of $20 million in predictable, formula-based funding through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) over the next three years to invest in critical local infrastructure projects.
  • Ontario is tripling its investments through OCIF from $100 million in 2015-16 to $300 million in 2018-19. Of the $300 million allocated for 2018-19, the province will allocate $100 million for municipalities to apply to invest in crucial infrastructure projects, and $200 million for predictable, formula-based funding.
  • Municipalities receive formula funding based on their economic conditions and their infrastructure needs. These funds can be used by communities to upgrade local roads, bridges and water and wastewater facilities.
  • OCIF is part of Moving Ontario Forward, the government’s plan to invest $31.5 billion over 10 years in transit, transportation and other priority infrastructure across the province.
  • OCIF supports projects in municipalities with a population of less than 100,000 as of the 2011 census, as well as municipalities that are located in Northern or rural Ontario.

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“Investments in critical infrastructure projects through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund program stimulate local economies. These specific projects in the Niagara region will help to create opportunities for families and businesses in the region.”

Charles Sousa

Regional Minister, Golden Horseshoe

“Our government is committed to working with communities in Niagara to provide stable, predictable funding to build and repair critical infrastructure. Investments like the one announced today help to support significant economic activity in local communities, create jobs and help maintain a strong regional business climate across the province.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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