Our PC government is delivering on its promise to build a better transportation system to keep people and goods moving across the province.
Today, we announced that we are providing $30 million in funding through the Connecting Links Program to help municipalities build, repair or replace local roads and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing. The 2021-22 Connecting Links program will fund eligible project costs to a maximum of $3 million for road projects and up to $5 million for bridge projects.
Eligible costs include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of municipal roads and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.
“Local bridges and roads are more important than ever for connecting people to jobs and supporting the movement of goods,” said Kinga Surma, MPP for Etobicoke Centre and Associate Minister of Transportation. “By increasing the maximum funding for bridge projects, we are helping municipalities to keep local bridges safe while reducing pressure on local budgets.”
This investment is not just about improving our roads and bridges – it is also about creating good jobs in communities across the province, ensuring businesses can get their goods to market, and getting people to work on time and home sooner so they can spend more time with their families.
Applications are open for the next round of the Connecting Links program for new projects starting in spring 2021.