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Ontario Expands Support for Municipal Roads and Bridges

June 30, 2020

NORTH BAY – As part of the Connecting Links program, Nipissing MPP, Vic Fedeli, announced that the province is providing North Bay with $3,000,000 to support the resurfacing and reconstruction of Trout Lake Road.

“Our government is putting people first with an investment that will strengthen our roadways in the District of Nipissing”, said MPP Fedeli.

Details of the Trout Lake Road project include:

  • Asphalt milling of existing surface, crosswalk upgrades, storm water management rehabilitation, culvert replacement, traffic signal upgrades and repaving.
  • The proposed schedule for this work is as follows; engineering/design to be completed in 2020 and construction taking place in 2021.
  • Total length of this proposed construction is 1.6km.

“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 Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “The additional funding for the Connecting Links program will help even more municipalities keep families safe, goods moving, and drive economic growth and job creation in their communities.”

The 2020-21 Connecting Links program supports 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.

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

  • Today’s announcement is part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. This $17 billion immediate response to the global pandemic provides urgent and direct support to help businesses, workers, seniors, families, students, Indigenous peoples and communities, and vulnerable populations during COVID-19.
  • The government’s action plan is a first step in its response to COVID-19 and includes $7 billion in additional resources for the health care system and direct support for people and jobs.
  • It also will make available $10 billion for people and businesses through interest and penalty relief measures and other deferrals to improve their cash flow, protecting jobs and household budgets.
  • 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.

Additional Resources

For more information, contact:

Keri Buttle

Constituency Office

(705) 474-8340


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