Roads & Bridges
Boundary Bridge project complete in Tweed, Ontario
October 5, 2020 By Ontario Newsroom
Tweed, Ont. – The Boundary Bridge (also known as Hawkins Bay Bridge) project in Tweed, Ont., is now complete. The project is one of the first projects to be completed under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). ICIP is a 10-year, $30-billion federal, provincial and municipal fund that provides support to help communities repair and build priority infrastructure.
“We’ve been doing whatever we can to get local priority projects done swiftly,” said Laurie Scott, minister of infrastructure. “Projects like this improve the quality of life of residents and contribute significantly to our government’s made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and long-term recovery.”
“The quick completion of the Boundary Bridge before winter is important for both residents and visitors,” said MPP Daryl Kramp.
A total of almost $1.8 million was invested in this project, shared by the federal government, provincial government and the municipality of Tweed under ICIP’s Rural and Northern stream. Ontario invested $590,274 to ensure that residents and visitors to the area can get where they need to go more reliably.
The bridge, which had been closed since 2018, has been replaced with a new single-lane superstructure that restores a vital link in the municipal road network. It will improve safety for drivers and shorten emergency vehicle response times for the community, improving the quality of life for residents.
“Our local investments are making it easier for people to get to work, to a doctor’s appointment or to the grocery store, and safely home to their loved ones,” said Minister Scott. “They are also helping to improve access to health care, higher education, employment, recreation and businesses across the province.”
Ontario’s investments in local infrastructure are supporting the province’s recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, while creating jobs and economic opportunities.
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