Projects will bring jobs and create safer roads
PARRY SOUND, ON – Ontario’s government is investing in what matters by nominating two more road reconstruction projects to the federal government for approval as part of an effort to improve the province’s infrastructure, create jobs and grow the economy.
Norman Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka announced today that the Province has nominated the Ogemawahj Road Reconstruction project in Georgian Bay Township and the Wawbawzee Road Reconstruction project on Wasauksing First Nation to the federal government, as part of the Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
These projects are in addition to four that were nominated in May. Those four projects were the Etwell Bridge replacement in Huntsville, the Snider’s Bay Bridge replacement in Gravenhurst, the Yonge Street rehabilitation in Burk’s Falls and the Black Bridge replacement in Bracebridge. In total Ontario is nominating projects worth more than $7 million in Parry Sound-Muskoka.
“All these projects will create jobs now and ensure our infrastructure is in good shape in the future,” said Miller. “I hope that the federal government will approve these projects in short order so that work can be started as soon as possible.”
The federal government will review these projects and make final funding decisions.
“We’re continuing to work with municipalities, families and businesses, to make smart investments in our infrastructure, and keep it reliable,” says Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott. “Our investments are creating jobs and growing the economy, shaping the future for hard-working families in Ontario.”
The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a 10-year program that provides up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and local investments in communities across the province. Funding will be distributed between four streams: Rural and Northern, Public Transit, Green and Community, Culture and Recreation. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or about $10.2 billion spread across the four streams.
The Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program was launched on March 18 and closed on May 14, 2019.