Halton Hills Receives Almost $3 Million for Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project
Halton Hills has received close to $3 million for an infrastructure rehabilitation project.
To be exact, the town received $2.962,787 in funding from the Connecting Links Program provided by the Ministry of Transportation.
This funding will go towards the rehabilitation of the Main Street North Bridge in Georgetown (also known as 'the white bridge') - a piece of infrastructure from 1969.
The rehabilitation, as noted in a recent press release, will consist of adding new bike lanes in both directions. This will enable cycling access to and from the town's downtown core.
Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette weighed in on the recently announced funding.
"I want to acknowledge and thank the province for their investment," Bonnette said in a statement. "Infrastructure is incredibly costly and support from our partners is most valued."
In addition, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott also advocated for the funding.
"The town of Halton Hills council and staff deserve enormous credit for successfully advocating for this Connecting Links funding," Arnott said in a statement. "The Connecting Links Program is vitally important to our provincial highway infrastructure, and making this investment now will serve our community for decades to come."
The rehabilitation project started back 2017 with provincial funding of $123,000 to cover the design phase. But the recently announced funding represents 90 per cent of the cost to complete the project.
It is anticipated that the project will be completed in 2020.
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