Funding Provided for Rural Roads and Bridges

BRANT COUNTY – The County of Brant, Oxford County, and Six Nations are slated to receive federal and provincial funding for roads and bridges.

Funding for five road and bridge projects in rural Southwest and Northern Ontario was announced during a virtual media conference Thursday.

Member of Parliament for Waterloo and Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, Bardish Chagger, says in Brant County, the money will go toward the reconstruction of King Edward Street between Puttown Road and Bishopgate Road. The project will include the installation of two single-lane roundabouts as well as road widening to accommodate a bike lane and sidewalks or a multi-use trail for pedestrians.

Funding was also announced for the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 54 and Chiefswood Road in the Six Nations of the Grand River community, the replacement of the Roy Bridge in the Township of Harley, and the replacement of Bridge 24 on Township Road 12 in Blandford-Blenheim.

The Government of Canada is investing over $9.7 million in these projects
through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $5.5 million, municipalities are providing over $3.8 million, and the Six Nations of the Grand River is contributing $208,556.