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Ontario Helps Municipalities Build, Repair or Replace Roads and Bridges

Dufferin-Caledon: MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased to announce that the Ontario government is providing $30 million to build a safer and more reliable transportation system that will help keep goods moving and better connect municipalities throughout the province.

As part of the Connecting Links program, the Town of Shelburne is receiving $491,609 towards the Resurfacing Main Street.

“The funding through the Connecting Links program will help the Town of Shelburne with needed repairs to Main Street,” said Jones “This investment will help keep goods moving and drive economic growth in Dufferin.”

The 2020-21 Connecting Links program will support 24 municipalities across the province to help them build, repair or replace municipal roads and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.

“With the tremendous growth that we continue to experience, investing in our infrastructure remains one of our key strategic priorities. I am grateful to have the support of our provincial partners when it comes to this project. Valuable partnerships between different levels of government allow us to serve our residents more effectively and that is what it should be all about. I would like to personally thank Sylvia for continuing to be a strong advocate for our community,” said Mayor Wade Mills

The funding will support three bridge repairs, 10 resurfacing projects, seven reconstruction projects, and four detailed design projects to prepare for further infrastructure investments.

Connecting Link projects are reviewed based on technical need and safety considerations such as the condition of the connecting link bridge and road, need for repair in the near term and cost effectiveness.

Eligible municipalities are also encouraged to apply for funding for the 2021-22 Connecting Links Program, which will be open to applications later this year.

  Quick Facts

  • 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.
  • In Ontario, there are a total of 352 kilometres of connecting links, with 70 bridges in 77 municipalities.