Province Enhancing Road Safety, Creating Jobs
Ontario is providing Cornwall with $3 million to improve road safety and create or sustain jobs through the Connecting Links program.
This project includes rehabilitation of the Canadian National Railway overpass on Brookdale Avenue on the city’s Highway 138 connecting link.
Through the Connecting Links program, Ontario is helping municipalities repair their roadways and bridges that connect communities to provincial highways and border crossings. The province is funding up to 90 per cent of total eligible project costs, up to a maximum of $3 million per project, for the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of connecting link infrastructure.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Investing in infrastructure is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.