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Four Ontario regions receive fed road funding

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Four Ontario regions receive fed road funding

RENFREW, ONT. — The federal government has announced funding for four sets of road and bridge projects, in northern Ontario, eastern Ontario, the Trent Lakes region and Killarney, south of Sudbury.

There will be six road and bridge improvement projects in northern Ontario valued at $4 million. In the town of Spanish, one project will include the rehabilitation 1.2 kilometres of roadway along Algoma Street and Colonization Road. Roadworks will include road alignment and sightline improvements.

Bruce Mines, Cockburn Island, Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands and Plummer will also receive funding to improve local road conditions. Central Manitoulin will receive contributions for the replacement of the Union Road Bridge.

The Municipality of Trent Lakes will receive an allocation of almost $2 million from three levels of government for the reconstruction of 13 kilometres of Beaver Lake Road.

The project includes widening the roadway, fixing blind curves, correcting steep slopes, removing hazards and resurfacing.

In Killarney, over $2.4 million will be spent by three levels of government on the rehabilitation of 14 kilometres of Hartley Bay Road.

The project will include the realignment of 175 metres of road to remove blind curves, replacement of three culverts, installation of 550 feet of guardrail and posting of additional safety signs along sharp curves.
There will be 10 road and bridge improvement projects in Eastern Ontario with the federal and provincial governments kicking in a combined $16.8 million.

The municipalities of Madawaska, North Algona Wilberforce, Renfrew, Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan, Tay Valley, North Frontenac, Drummond-North Elmsley and Admaston/Bromley will be the beneficiaries of the road spending.  In addition, repairs and replacements will be carried out on bridges in Brockville and Carleton Place. 

The funding was announced the week of Aug. 19.

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