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Road improvements slated for eastern Ontario

Road improvements slated for eastern Ontario

PETERBOROUGH COUNTY, ONT. — The governments of Canada and Ontario are providing funding for 10 road and bridge projects in Central and eastern Ontario.

The federal government is investing over $22 million in the projects through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The provincial government is contributing more than $10 million and municipalities and First Nations communities are each contributing over $5 million towards the projects.

In Peterborough County, improvements are being made to approximately 1.4 kilometres of the J.A. Gifford Causeway, including repairs to the Chemong Bridge. An additional 5.3 kilometres on Yankee Line (County Road 14) is also being rehabilitated as a joint project by Peterborough County and the Township of Selwyn.

Other projects include road improvements in Asphodel-Norwood, Beausoleil First Nation, Collingwood and Hiawatha First Nation. Bridge repairs and replacements will take place in Adjala-Tosorontio, Faraday, Highlands East, Minden Hills and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

“The James A. Gifford Causeway is the County’s busiest stretch of road and the Causeway Improvement Plan is the largest infrastructure project that Peterborough County has undertaken and the largest overall grant funded project in our history,” said Murray Jones, warden of Peterborough County, in a statement. “The Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, supported by both Federal and Provincial investments, will allow the County and Township to move forward with the much-needed infrastructure and safety improvements to the James A. Gifford Causeway.”

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