The Federal Government is helping to fund several Muskoka infrastructure projects.
The Snider’s Bay Bridge replacement in Gravenhurst, the Etwell Bridge replacement in Huntsville, the Black Bridge replacement in Bracebridge and the rehabilitation of Yonge Street in Armour are included.
Collectively the Federal Liberals are providing $4,413,263 towards the projects.
Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, who was on hand Friday in Bracebridge for the funding announcement, says building safe and efficient roads allow Canadians to spend less time in traffic on their way to work and more quality time with their families.
Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith says thanks to these road improvements and bridge replacements, Muskoka residents will be able to get to their destinations quickly and safely, thus improving their quality of life.
"The Town of Bracebridge greatly appreciates the approval of funding for the Black Bridge Replacement Project through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program,” he added. “The Black Bridge serves as a key transportation link for both permanent and seasonal residents of Bracebridge. The funding for replacement of the aging bridge will help to ensure that people, goods and services are able to safely get where they need to go. The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan funding supports implementation of the Town's comprehensive asset management plan and helps ensure the effective use of taxpayer dollars."
The Provincial government is providing $2,819, 329 and local municipal governments are providing $2,558,999 towards the same projects.