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Province sinking $93M in infrastructure funding into eastern Ontario highways

Funds will support bridge, road work along Highway 401, Ottawa-area highways and other regional roads

September 16, 2016  by Canadian Staff

TORONTO—The Ontario government is directing $93 million in infrastructure funding toward improving a range of highways in the eastern part of the province.

Announced Sept. 15, the funds will support 23 ongoing projects on the eastern stretches of Highway 401, Highway 416 and 417 in the Ottawa area, as well as a number of other regional roads east of Toronto. Upgrades include repaving roads, bridge repairs and the installation of noise walls and signs.

The new funding for roadways follows a pair of major federal and provincial infrastructure investment announcements over the past month. The two tiers of government unveiled a water infrastructure package worth $1.1 billion earlier this week and a $1.49 billion transit funding deal in August.

The highway investment is expected to support about 1,000 construction jobs in the province.