Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges to support rural communities in Central and Eastern Ontario


Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges to support rural communities in Central and Eastern Ontario

Joint federal, provincial, municipal, and First Nation funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support 10 road and bridge projects in Central and Eastern Ontario. These investments will strengthen rural communities and support economic growth.

The Government of Canada is investing over $22 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS). The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $10 million. Municipalities and First Nation communities are each contributing over $5 million towards the projects.

Project Information:

Project Name


Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

/Other Funding

Reconstruction of a Section of Concession Road 5 Including the Replacement of Two Bridge Structures


The reconstruction of 600 metres of Concession Road 5 and replacement of two bridges will improve road reliability and safety.




Reconstruction of a Section of Centre Line Road


Nine kilometres of Centre Line Road between County Road 45 and Asphodel 3rd Line will be reconstructed with upgrades completed on another3 kilometres. These improvements will enhance road safety and improve sightlines at seven intersections.




Upgrading of Roadways in Beausoleil First Nation

Beausoleil First Nation

The upgrading of approximately 17 kilometres of roads to include sidewalks, ditches, and rehabilitated road surfaces will improve traffic flow, travel conditions and accessibility for motorists and pedestrians.




Reconstruction of Mountain Road


The reconstruction of 1.2 kilometres of Mountain Road between Tenth Line and Cambridge Street will improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians, and support better traffic flow.




Replacement of the Old Hastings Road Bridge


The replacement of the existing 8.8-metre bridge with a wider, two-lane structure and accompanying barrier system will increase driver and pedestrian safety.




Paudash Street Reconstruction

Hiawatha First Nation

The rehabilitation of approximately 2 kilometres of Paudash Street, between Cowe Street and Lakeshore Road, will include the installation of 30 culverts and a multi-use pathway. The upgrades will improve road safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, and address drainage issues.




Replacement of the South Wilberforce Bridge

Highlands East

The replacement of the one-lane South Wilberforce Bridge with a new, two-lane structure to improve safety and traffic flow.




Replacement of the Sedgewick Bridge

Minden Hills

The replacement of the existing one-lane Sedgewick Bridge with a new two-lane structure will improve safety and traffic flow, and reduce service interruptions.




Reconstruction of a Section of York Road and Rehabilitation of the Mud Creek Bridge

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

The reconstruction of 5 kilometres of York Road, between Shannonville Road and Norways Road, will rehabilitate the Mud Creek Bridge to improve road safety and reliability for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.




Improvement of the J.A. Gifford Causeway and Yankee Line

Peterborough County

The rehabilitation of approximately 1.4 kilometres of the J.A. Gifford Causeway, includes repairs to the Chemong Bridge, and 5.3 kilometres on Yankee Line (County Road 14). These improvements will increase safety for motorists and pedestrians, and extend the life of the bridge and roadway.




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