Eastern Ontario to benefit from new and improved roads and bridge replacement

August 08, 2019
By Newswire
August 8, 2019, Tyendinaga Township, Ont. - Funding has been announced for three infrastructure projects in eastern Ontario – Tyendinaga, Tweed and Stone Mills.

In Tyendinaga Township, a new roundabout will be built at the intersection of Deseronto and Belleville Roads, in collaboration with the County of Lennox and Addington. The roundabout will improve traffic flow and safety for drivers while promoting safe active transportation.

In Tweed, the Boundary Bridge, which has been closed since 2018, will be replaced with a new single-lane superstructure, restoring a vital link in the municipal road network. This project will improve safety for drivers and shorten emergency vehicle response times for the community.

In the Township of Stone Mills, sections of Durham and Brock Streets will be widened and replaced with new asphalt, curbs, and sidewalks, which will result in better road conditions and increased safety for vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.4 million towards eligible costs in these three projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.

The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $1.4 million to these three projects. Tyendinaga Township, in collaboration with the County of Lennox and Addington, is investing more than $105,000, the Municipality of Tweed is providing more than $295,000, and the Township of Stone Mills is contributing more than $186,000.

“Improving Canada's transportation infrastructure helps ensure people and goods move smoothly, positioning communities for growth and long-term prosperity. Once complete, these important roads and bridge projects in Tyendinaga Township, Tweed and Stone Mills will result in a safer and more efficient roadways for residents and visitors,” said Mike Bossio, member of parliament for Hastings–Lennox and Addington.

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