CORNWALL — Today Jim McDonell, Member of Provincial Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry announced that applications are open for the next round of the Connecting Links program for new projects starting in Spring 2020.
“We are delivering on our commitment to improve our transportation infrastructure and provide good jobs for our construction industry. This is also an important step for economic renewal,” said MPP McDonell.
Connecting links are municipal roads or bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.
The province provided $30 million in 2019-20 to support Connecting Links projects across Ontario. The funding covers up to 90 percent of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $3 million.
Eligible costs include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of municipal roads and bridges that run through communities and connect to provincial highways.
“We will continue to invest in municipal roads and bridges to keep families safe and to support jobs and growth in local communities,” said Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney. “These municipal roads and bridges are vital links that help connect people to jobs and make Ontario a more attractive place to invest and start or expand a business.”