Skip to content

Roads and bridges get federal funds

$4M set aside for communities along Lake Huron’s North Shore
Central Manitoulin has received federal funds to replace the Union Road Bridge, one of six communities to receive a total of $4 million from the federal government for infrastructure improvements. (Manitoulin Expositor photo)

The federal government is committing more than $4 million for six road and bridge projects in northeastern Ontario.

Communities receiving the funding, announced on Aug. 23, include: 

  • Bruce Mines, $839,551, reconstruction of a section of Highway 638;
  • Central Manitoulin, $927,000, replacement of the Union Road Bridge;
  • Cockburn Island, $543,647, reconstruction of the intersection of 12th and 15th Concessions;
  • Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, $290,400, Green Bush Road rehabilitation;
  • Plummer Additional, $735,000, realignment of Fifth Concession Road; and
  • Spanish, $699,863, rehabilitation of Algoma Street/Colonization Road.

Funding for the projects comes from the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream under the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The provincial and municipal governments will be responsible for the remaining funding.

Under the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the federal government has said it’s committed to investing $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and Northern communities.

Of that, the government said $2 billion has been set aside to support infrastructure projects in rural and Northern communities, including facilities to support food security, local access roads and enhanced broadband connectivity.