Ontario Nominating Port Bruce Bridge Project to Support Elgin County and Malahide TownshipPublished on July 19, 2019
PORT BRUCE — Ontario’s government is investing in what matters by nominating the Port Bruce bridge project to the federal government for approval as part of an effort to improve the province's infrastructure, create jobs and grow the economy.
Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek announced today in Port Bruce that the Province has nominated the bridge infrastructure project to the federal government, as part of the Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
“This project will bring much-needed support to the people of Port Bruce and Malahide Township, finally providing a safe and stable permanent structure. We need to build and maintain great road, bridge, air and marine infrastructure to help get people to work and home safely, so they can spend more time with the people they love,” said MPP Yurek.
The Provincial Government has committed $1,666,499.73 towards the Port Bruce bridge project. The federal government will then conduct a review and make a final funding decision.
“For our community, the collapse of the Port Bruce Bridge presented a number of challenges including safety, logistics, convenience and the movement of traffic over Catfish Creek,” said Elgin County Warden Duncan McPhail. “Today, we not only celebrate recognition of this much needed project, but the value of different orders of government coming together to respond to the local priorities of our citizens.”
“We’re continuing to work with municipalities, families and businesses, to make smart investments in our infrastructure and keep it reliable,” says Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott. “Our investments are creating jobs and growing the economy, shaping the future for hard-working families in Ontario.”
- 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:
- Rural and Northern
- Public Transit
- 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.
- The Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program was launched on March 18 and closed on May 14, 2019.
- The first Public Transit stream for municipalities outside of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) launched on April 2 and closed on May 28, 2019.
- In May 2019, the government nominated five additional major transit projects in the City of Toronto and Region of York to the federal government for approval.
- In June 2019 the government nominated 10 transit projects in the city of London to the federal government for approval.