PORT DOVER —Ontario receives approval from the federal government to move forward with funding for a long-awaited road infrastructure project in Haldimand – Norfolk.

Local MPP Toby Barrett joined his federal and municipal funding partners on behalf of Ontario’s Infrastructure Minister Laurie Scott to make this announcement.

“I’m excited to finally receive federal government approval on the project Ontario nominated last July,” said MPP Barrett. “The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought instability and uncertainty, but important investments in infrastructure like the one being announced today will kickstart our local economy, attracting jobs to get people back to work.”

This announcement includes nearly $1.7 million of funding towards the replacement of Big Creek Bridge on Long Point Causeway. This project is among the 144 projects nominated to the federal government for funding approval via the Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program or ICIP last summer.

The Ontario government is committed to working in collaboration with its federal counterparts and municipal partners to secure more funding approvals for the over 350 projects nominated to the federal government via ICIP.

“The causeway bridge is not only a crucial link, it’s the only link for locals and visitors alike between the Long Point community and the mainland,” Barrett said.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a 10-year program that provides up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and local investments in communities across the province. Funding will be distributed between four streams:

    1. Rural and Northern

    2. Public Transit

    3.  Green

    4.  Community, Culture and Recreation
  • Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or about $10.2 billion spread across the four streams.

For more information contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446, 905-765-8413 or 1-800-903-8629