Ontario Investing in Municipal Road and Bridge Repairs
Province connecting people to jobs, supporting the movement of goods and spurring economic growth
April 14, 2023
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TORONTO – The Ontario government is providing $30 million to support municipal road and bridge repairs in 21 municipalities across the province. The funding is being delivered through the Connecting Links program and will help to connect people to jobs, support the movement of goods and spur economic growth.
“We are investing in municipal roads and bridges to help municipalities make needed infrastructure improvements that will keep our communities moving safely and efficiently everyday,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “This funding is part of our government’s plan to create a strong Ontario, connecting more people to jobs, housing and economic opportunities across the province.”
The Connecting Links program provides funding for up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs. This includes a maximum of $3 million for road projects and $5 million for bridge projects. Eligible costs include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of municipal roads and bridges that run through communities and connect to provincial highways.
All eligible municipalities are encouraged to apply for 2024–25 Connecting Links program funding when the intake opens later this year.
- The funding being announced today is part of Ontario’s investment of more than $27 billion in highway, road and bridge projects over the next 10 years.
- Connecting links are municipal roads that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to an international or interprovincial border crossing.
- In Ontario, there are 352 kilometres of connecting links, with 70 bridges in 77 municipalities.
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