CLARK JOINS MINISTER McNAUGHTON, ACTING MAYOR FOR ANNOUNCEMENT
BROCKVILLE – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark was joined today by Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton and Brockville Acting Mayor Councillor Mike Kalivas to announce the William Street overpass rehabilitation project has been approved for funding by the province.
The $1.575-million project has now been nominated to the federal government for approval under the $500-million Rural and Northern stream under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
“Our Government for the People is making smart infrastructure investments to create jobs and grow the economy while protecting what matters most to hardworking families and businesses here in Brockville,” said Clark.
“The City of Brockville is committed to making timely investments in key infrastructure. The partnership with both upper levels of government allows us to advance a project of primary importance to our residents,” said Acting Mayor Kalivas.
“Good safe roads and bridges allow us to spend more time with the people we love. That’s true across the province, in our biggest cities and smallest towns. We want to make life easier for people everywhere,” added Minister McNaughton.
Minister McNaughton launched the $30-billion integrated bilateral Investing in Canada program earlier this spring and has been working closely with Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman, on the Rural and Northern stream of this program.
The William Street overpass project is among the first to be nominated to the federal government under this stream.
“This overpass is a vital piece of infrastructure for the City of Brockville and we’re excited to get this rehabilitation underway,” said Clark. “My message today is now it’s up to the federal Government to approve this project and the others nominated by our government.”
“Ontario’s government, while saddled with the largest subnational debt in the world, is protecting what matters most by investing in critical infrastructure projects like this overpass rehabilitation,” added Clark. “These projects make up the fabric of our community. They’re the things that matter – the roads and bridges that get us home at night.”
- On March 18th, the intake for the Rural and Northern stream was launched for municipalities and First Nations with populations of 100,000 or less.
- Projects that improve transportation infrastructure through investments in road, bridge, air and/or marine infrastructure are prioritized.