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Ontario boosts Connecting Links funding

Ontario boosts Connecting Links funding

TORONTO — The Ontario government has announced it is allocating an extra $10 million to the Connecting Links program, funding projects in nine more municipalities in the province.

The announcement brings the total annual investment for the program to $40 million and the number of municipalities receiving funding to 33.

The program helps municipalities build, repair or replace municipal roads and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.

“Our roads and bridges are vital links that connect people to jobs and make it easier for people to get where they need to go,” said Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney in a recent statement. “The additional funding for the Connecting Links program will help even more municipalities keep our roadways safe while driving economic growth and job creation in their communities.”

The additional funding comes from the Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 program.

The Connecting Links program is delivered through the Ministry of Transportation. 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 connecting links.

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