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Ontario Providing Funding for Road Reconstruction in Grey Highlands

Last updated: Apr 13, 2023

OWEN SOUND – The Ontario government is providing $3 million to help the Municipality of Grey Highlands with the reconstruction of Toronto Road and Sydenham Street in Flesherton. The funding is being delivered through the Connecting Links program and will help to support the safe movement of people and goods and spur economic growth.

“Roads and bridges are vital links that connect people to jobs, and housing and make it easier for people to get where they need to go,” said Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Rick Byers. “Our government is providing the funding municipalities need to ensure their transportation infrastructure is safe and reliable for generations to come."

The Connecting Links program provides funding for up to 90 percent of eligible project costs. This includes a maximum of $3 million for road projects and $5 million for bridge projects. Eligible costs include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation, and replacement of municipal roads and bridges that run through communities and connect to provincial highways.

“Our government is investing in municipal roads and bridges to support jobs and growth in our local communities,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “By helping municipalities make much-needed infrastructure improvements, our government is continuing to deliver on its plan to build a stronger Ontario and keep goods and people moving across the province.”

All eligible municipalities are encouraged to apply for 2024–25 Connecting Links program funding when the intake opens later this year.

Quick Facts
Connecting links are municipal roads that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to an international or interprovincial border crossing. In Ontario, there are a total of 352 kilometers of connecting links, with 70 bridges in 77 municipalities.

For further information, please contact:

MPP Rick Byers Constituency Office | Karen MacInnis | 519-371-2421 |

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