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.
Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney stated, “We are investing in municipal roads and bridges to help municipalities make needed infrastructure improvements that will keep our communities moving safely and efficiently every day.” 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.
The Associating Connections program gives financing to up to 90 percent of qualified project costs. This incorporates a limit of $3 million for street projects and $5 million for span 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.