In order to support the maintenance of municipal roads and bridges in 21 municipalities across the province, the government of Ontario is contributing $30 million. The funding, which is being provided by way of the Connecting Links program, will assist in connecting people to jobs, facilitating the movement of goods, and encouraging economic expansion.
“We are putting resources into metropolitan streets and extensions to assist districts with making required framework upgrades that will keep our networks moving securely and effectively ordinary,” said Caroline Mulroney, Pastor of Transportation. ” This funding is part of our government’s strategy to build a strong Ontario by connecting more people to employment, housing, and economic opportunities throughout the province.
Up to 90% of eligible project costs can be covered by the Connecting Links program. This includes up to $5 million for bridge projects and a maximum of $3 million for road projects. The design, construction, renovation, replacement, and maintenance of communities’ municipal roads and bridges that connect to provincial highways are examples of eligible expenses.
When the application period for the 2024–25 Connecting Links program begins later this year, all municipalities that are eligible are encouraged to submit applications.