YENDINAGA TOWNSHIP, ONT. — The federal government is providing $2.4 million towards eligible costs for three infrastructure projects to improve roads and bridges in Eastern Ontario.
The funding for the projects in Tyendinaga, Tweed and Stone Mills, Ont. will come from the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Ontario is contributing over $1.4 million. Tyendinaga Township, in collaboration with the County of Lennox and Addington, is investing over $105,000, the Municipality of Tweed is providing over $295,000 and the Township of Stone Mills is contributing more than $186,000.
In Tyendinaga, a new roundabout will be built at the intersection of Deseronto and Belleville Roads, in collaboration with the County of Lennox and Addington, to improve traffic flow and safety for drivers.
In Tweed, the Boundary Bridge, which has been closed since 2018, will be replaced with a new single-lane superstructure, restoring a vital link in the municipal road network, indicates a release, adding the project will improve safety for drivers and shorten emergency vehicle response times for the community.
Sections of Durham and Brock Streets in Stone Mills will be widened and replaced with new asphalt, curbs, and sidewalks, which will result in better road conditions and increased safety for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
“Improving Canada’s transportation infrastructure helps ensure people and goods move smoothly, positioning communities for growth and long-term prosperity,” said Mike Bossio, MP for Hastings–Lennox and Addington, on behalf of Minister of Rural Economic Development Bernadette Jordan, in a statement. “Once complete, these important roads and bridge projects in Tyendinaga Township, Tweed and Stone Mills will result in a safer and more efficient roadways for residents and visitors.”