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Monday, August 12, 2019

Money For Road & Bridge Work In Grey Bruce

Grey Bruce | by Claire McCormack  

Funding announced for roundabouts, bridge repairs and flood damage repairs.

A number of roads and bridges in Grey Bruce will have work done on them, now that four project grants have been approved by the Province.

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker made the announcement at Grey County's administration building on Friday.

The four projects are:

$606,606 for roundabout construction at Grey Roads 3 and 4.

$768,320 for the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nations Phase 2 of culvert flood damage repair.

$267,639 for Arran-Elderslie's replacement of Soper’s Bridge structure A 25 on Sideroad 20.

$465,620 for West Grey's replacement of Lantz Bridge (Bridge 28) on Concession 2.
 
West Grey Mayor Christine Robinson was on hand for the announcement and says having the Lantz bridge northwest of Durham, in Bentinck fixed will be good for the tourism economy, "We've got lovely rivers and streams and the idea where people can have access to recreational opportunities through our roads and bridges is top-notch. Having this bridge repaired is something that certainly will contribute to tourism opportunities," says Robinson.

Meanwhile, MPP Walker says each year, proposed projects are chosen for funding through the Investing In Canada Infrastructure Program. It promises up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and local funding for community infrastructure work.

He notes, the provincial government is in the midst of announcing four streams of infrastructure granting programs.

This was the Rural And Northern infrastructure stream. The others are 'Green,' 'Public Transit' and 'Community, Culture and Recreation.'

The final step to get the four local projects going is official approval from the federal government.

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