The Governments of Canada and Ontario have announced funding for ten road and bridge projects in central and eastern parts of Ontario.

In Peterborough County, the government is carrying out improvements to approximately 1.4km of the JA Gifford Causeway, including repairs to the Chemong Bridge.

An additional 5.3km on Yankee Line (County Road 14) will also undergo rehabilitation.

A joint project by Peterborough County and the Township of Selwyn, these improvements are expected to boost safety for motorists and pedestrians, besides extending the life of the bridge and roadway for several years.

The other projects include road improvements in Asphodel-Norwood, Beausoleil First Nation, Collingwood, and Hiawatha First Nation.

Bridge repairs and replacement works being undertaken will help to create safer driving conditions for roadway users in Adjala-Tosorontio, Faraday, Highlands East, Minden Hills, and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

Through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $22m in these projects.

The Government of Ontario is investing more than $10m. Municipalities and First Nation communities are each investing more than $5m for these projects.

Through the Investing in Canada plan, the Canadian Government is investing more than $180bn over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes.

Of this funding, $2bn is intended for infrastructure projects that aim to serve rural and northern communities.

Last week, the Government of Ontario completed the widening of Highway 401 in Kingston from four to six lanes between west of the Cataraqui River Bridge to Highway 15.