Hwy. 2 in Morrisburg greenlighted thanks to $2 million infrastructure funding

Above, A view of downtown Morrisburg at sunset. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

CORNWALL — Ontario has received approval from the federal government to move forward with funding long-awaited transportation infrastructure projects in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.

Local MPP Jim McDonell joined his federal and municipal funding partners on behalf of Ontario’s Infrastructure Minister Laurie Scott to make this announcement.

This announcement includes over $2 million of funding toward the rehabilitation of County Road 2 in Morrisburg and phase 3 of the Lemay Street upgrades and extension. These projects were amongst the 144 projects nominated to the federal government for funding approval via the Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program or ICIP last summer.

The Ontario government is committed to working in collaboration with its federal counterparts and municipal partners to secure more funding approvals for the over 350 projects nominated to the federal government via ICIP. 

“The Morrisburg Streetscape project is something South Dundas, along with the United Counties of SDG, has been planning for during the last few years, and now we are looking forward to greatly improving this important thoroughfare in the village of Morrisburg,” said Steven Byvelds, Mayor of South Dundas. “We are hoping that once this project is completed, it will help our local businesses and draw in tourists to our area.”

“Under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), federal and provincial funds are leveraged with local dollars to build needed infrastructure,” said MPP Jim McDonell. “I’m happy to see the federal funding approval of our provincial nominations. In addition to replacing aging facilities, these projects invest dollars locally and support good-paying jobs.”

Projects approved: 

Organization Project Name Provincial Funding Total Eligible cost
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, United Counties of Rehabilitation of a Section of County Road 2 in Morrisburg $           1,013,898.60   $               3,042,000.00
City of Cornwall Lemay Street Upgrades and Extension – Phase 3 $        997,900.20 $            2,994,000.00

 Quick facts

  • The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a 10-year program that provides up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and local investments in communities across the province. Funding will be distributed between four streams:

o   Rural and Northern

o   Public Transit

o   Green

o   Community, Culture and Recreation

  • Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 percent, or about $10.2 billion spread across the four streams. 
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