TORONTO — The Ontario government has announced it is taking applications for the next round of the Connecting Links program for eligible new road and bridge projects starting in spring 2020.
Connecting links are municipal roads or bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing, explained an Oct. 3 release.
The province provided $30 million in 2019-20 to support Connecting Links projects across Ontario. The funding covers up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $3 million.
Eligible costs include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of municipal roads and bridges that run through communities and connect to provincial highways.
“We will continue to invest in municipal roads and bridges to keep families safe and support jobs and growth in local communities,” said Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney in the statement.
“These municipal roads and bridges are vital links that help connect people to jobs and make Ontario a more attractive place to invest and start or expand a business.”