The Government of Ontario announced it is providing $30 million to support municipal road and bridge repairs in 21 municipalities across the province. The funding is being delivered through the Connecting Links program.

“We are investing in municipal roads and bridges to help municipalities make needed infrastructure improvements that will keep our communities moving safely and efficiently everyday,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “This funding is part of our government’s plan to create a strong Ontario, connecting more people to jobs, housing and economic opportunities across the province.”

The Connecting Links program provides funding for up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs. This includes a maximum of $3 million for road projects and $5 million for bridge projects. Eligible costs include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of municipal roads and bridges that run through communities and connect to provincial highways.

All eligible municipalities are encouraged to apply for 2024–25 Connecting Links program funding when the intake opens later this year.

The following 21 municipalities will receive funding in 2023-24:

Municipality Highway Project Total Project Funding
Central Region
Collingwood 26 Rehabilitation of Highway 26 from Osler Bluff Road to Cranberry Trail West $2,120,170
Innisfil 89 Rehabilitation of Queen Street and Church Street (Cookstown) $545,770
East Region
Cornwall 138 Rehabilitation and widening of Cornwall Center Road from Highway 138 to Brookdale Avenue $952,312
Centre Hastings 62 Rehabilitation of Russel Street Bridge $847,760
Havelock – Belmont – Methuen 7 Intersection upgrades at Ottawa Street West and Concession Street including Stormwater Drain Improvements $405,239
Loyalist 33 Detailed Design for Rehabilitation of Main Street East Including Pedestrian Safety Improvements (Bath) $317,491
Madawaska Valley 60 Rehabilitation of Opeongo Line (Highway 60) from Mintha Street to Arena Road including Engineering Study at the Bay St. Intersection $371,959
Renfrew 60 Reconstruction of O’Brien Road (Highway 60) From Mask Road to Intersection of Wrangler Road and Innovation Drive $3,000,000
West Region
Stratford 7 & 8 Resurfacing of Ontario Street and Erie Street $3,000,000
Grey Highlands 10 Reconstruction of Toronto Road and Sydenham Street (Flesherton) $3,000,000
Norfolk County 3 Reconstruction of James Street from King Street to South of Church Street (Delhi) $2,021,656
Centre Wellington 6 Reconstruction of St. David Street North from St. Andrew Street to Edinburgh Avenue (Fergus) $2,849,176
South Huron 4 Reconstruction of Main Street North from Ausable River to Walper Street (Exeter) $3,000,000
Goderich 8 Resurfacing of Highway 8 Adjacent to GEXR Rail Crossing $194,157
Shelburne 10 Resurfacing of Owen Sound Street (Highway 10) $1,170,191
Wellington North 6 Reconstruction of Smith Street (Arthur) $1,056,123
Northeastern Region
Kirkland Lake 66 Resurfacing of Government Road (Highway 66) Including Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements at Burnside Drive $934,880
Sault Ste. Marie 550B Resurfacing of Carmen’s Way from Queen Street to Second Line $3,000,000
West Nipissing 17 Rehabilitation of Front Street $1,022,132
Northwestern Region
Dryden 17 Reconstruction of Grand Trunk Ave (Highway 17) from Leach Road to Cecil Street $2,910,410
Fort Frances 11/71 Detailed Design for Reconstruction of Third Street West (Highway 11/71) from Central Avenue Westerly $92,867
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