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Ontario’s 'Connecting Links' for roads, bridges

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TORONTO—Ontario is providing $20 million in 2016-17 to 23 municipalities across the province through its Connecting Links program, it was announced April 8.

The program funds upgrades to municipal roads or bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community, or near a border crossing.

Connecting Links funding covers up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $3 million. The eligible costs are for the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of connecting link infrastructure.

Beneficiaries of the program include:

  • Aylmer, highway 3, reconstruction of Talbot Street West, $3 million;
  • Burk’s Falls, highway 520, rehabilitation of Armstrong Bridge, $1.053 million;
  • Centre Wellington, highway 6, Rehabilitation of St. David Street Bridge, Fergus, $2.278 million;
  • Chatham-Kent, highway 40, reconstruction of McNaughton Avenue and Murray Street Road, Wallaceburg, $3 million;
  • Cornwall, highway 138, rehabilitation of CNR overpass on Brookdale Avenue, $3 million;
  • Guelph, highway 7, reconstruction of York Road, $2.606 million;
  • Haldimand County, highway 3, reconstruction of Talbot Street, Jarvis, $1.260 million;
  • Minto, highway 9, reconstruction of Elora Street, Clifford, $1.936 million;
  • North Bay, highway 63, rehabilitation of Trout Lake Road, $2.918 million;
  • Pembroke, highway 41, reconstruction of Paul Martin Drive, $3 million; and
  • Timmins, highway 101, reconstruction of Highway 101 East from Bruce Avenue, $3 million.

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