|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2019|
QUEEN’S PARK — Today Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett announced the Ontario government is putting people first by investing in Highways 3 and 6 to improve traffic safety in Haldimand and Norfolk.
Locally, in Haldimand-Norfolk, approved projects are road rehabilitation on: Highway 3 from Tillsonburg to Delhi, Highway 3 from Renton to Simcoe, Highway 3 from Hald. Rd. 56, Canfield, and the Caledonia bypass on Highway #6.
“We are delivering on our commitment to improve our transportation infrastructure and provide good jobs in our construction industry,” Barrett said.
This funding is part of a $1.3 billion investment in transportation projects announced March 27, 2019 by Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation.These projects will help create jobs for Ontario’s construction industry and help keep our highways reliable so that our province has a transportation network that encourages job creation, investment and trade.
“As our government manages Ontario’s finances in a responsible manner, we are protecting services that matter most, including road maintenance,” Yurek said. “No matter what the service, policy, program or investment, our government puts people at the heart of our decision making. This funding is a clear example of that commitment. We are working to improve road safety for all Ontarians.”
“Our work is about investing in people, in safety, and in the success of Ontario. The government’s commitment to transportation infrastructure funding supports the continued success of Ontario’s road building contractors who have strong, proven track records and close ties with local communities, as well as supporting the provincial tax base. With the announcement today, contractors are able to plan their operations, hire staff, mobilize equipment and invest in supply chains and local economies across Ontario,” said Steve Smith, President, Ontario Road Builders’ Association.
- Ontario manages over 16,900 centreline-kms of highway and more than 2,850 bridges across the province.
- Ontario will tender 123 highway projects across the province
For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]