MARMORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 1, 2013) - Motorists in Eastern Ontario Eastern Ontario will soon enjoy smoother and safer travels on the Crowe River Bridge, thanks to a joint initiative of up to $3.9 million announced today by the governments of Canada and Ontario.
Located on Highway 7, the Crowe River Bridge is part of the main thoroughfare in Marmora. The improvements include repairing and repaving the bridge deck, replacing the barrier wall and making various repairs to the concrete.
"The Crowe River Bridge is an integral part of Marmora and a key transportation corridor along Highway 7. These repairs will create jobs, reduce future maintenance costs and provide safer travel for local residents and businesses," said Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings. "Our Government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security."
"Our government has made unprecedented investments in Eastern Ontario's infrastructure", said the Honourable Jeff Leal, Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough and Minister of Rural Affairs. "The repairs to Crowe River Bridge will extend the service life of this bridge for many more years to come and ensure the safety of those traveling along Highway 7."
This is just one of the 44 initiatives receiving funding through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, where the Government of Canada is providing $175 million to strengthen infrastructure in Ontario. Ontario is contributing $173 million to these initiatives, while other partners, including municipalities, will provide another $54 million.
Canada's Economic Action Plan provides new opportunities for growth, job creation and long-term prosperity. Strengthening infrastructure across the country is an important part of this plan. Thanks to the Government of Canada's leadership and our strong economic and financial fundamentals, the Canadian economy has recovered from the global recession better than most other industrialized countries. Canada has been a leader among G-7 countries throughout the recovery with more than 900,000 net new jobs created since July 2009.
These investments also support Building Together, the Government of Ontario's long-term infrastructure plan to repair, rebuild and renew the province's roads and highways, bridges, public transit, schools and postsecondary institutions, hospitals and courthouses. Since 2003, Ontario has invested approximately $75 billion in infrastructure. Building modern, efficient infrastructure has created or preserved close to 100,000 jobs each year, on average, making Ontario's economy more productive and improving quality of life, now and in the future.
For additional information about federal investments in infrastructure and to stay up-to-date with Web feeds, visit Infrastructure Canada's web site.
For more information on how Ontario is revitalizing its infrastructure, visit the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure web site.
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