Improving Road Safety in AylmerPublished on July 16, 2019
AYLMER — The Ontario government is putting people first by helping make the Town of Aylmer safer, and ensure Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.
Today Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London announced that Ontario is providing Aylmer with $225,000 to support traffic signal installation at Talbot Street West and Caverly Rd.
“I am proud that our government recognizes the importance of upholding safety for all road users in the Town of Aylmer,” said MPP Jeff Yurek. “With this funding, residents and visitors will be able to safely navigate the area in whatever capacity they choose, and the local business community will benefit from improved transit for employees, goods, and customers.”
“The Town of Aylmer was pleased to hear that the provincial Government is making a substantial investment toward the purchase and installation of traffic lights at Highway #3 and Caverly Road through the Connecting Links Program,” said Aylmer Mayor Mary French. “The traffic lights have been identified as a need to improve traffic flows in town and confirms the on-going economic development commitment of this government in rural Ontario.”
This year, the government will invest $30 million to support 25 Connecting Links projects, which will help 23 municipalities build, renew or replace designated municipal roads and bridges that run through their communities and connect to provincial highways. The funding covers up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $3 million.
“We are investing in municipal roads and bridges to keep families safe and to support jobs and growth in local communities,” said Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney. “We are working with municipal partners to make investments to help ensure Ontario’s transportation system works for everyone.”
Eligible municipalities are encouraged to apply for funding for the 2020-21 Connecting Links Program, which will be open to applications later this year.