Project will bring jobs and better, safer infrastructure for those across the province
Port Bruce, July 19, 2019 - 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
"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 percent, 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.