Repairing Roads to Get Oxford Moving – Government Supporting Municipalities through Connecting Links Program

TORONTO – The Government of Ontario is putting people first by investing in important infrastructure and helping to make Oxford’s roads safer. Through the Ministry of Transportation’s Connecting Links Program, the Town of Tillsonburg will receive $1,578,461 towards the reconstruction of Oxford/Simcoe Street.

“We are investing in municipal roads and bridges to keep families safe and to support jobs and growth in local communities,” said Transportation Minister, Caroline Mulroney. “We are working with municipal partners to make investments to help ensure Ontario’s transportation system works for everyone.”

The Ministry of Transportation Connecting Links Program supports the construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of connecting links infrastructure that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or border crossing. This year, the government will invest $30 million to support 25 Connecting Links projects, which will help 23 municipalities build, renew or replace designated municipal roads and bridges that run through their communities and connect to provincial highways. The funding covers up to 90% of eligible project costs. Eligible municipalities are encouraged to apply for funding for the 2020-21 Connecting Links Program, which will be open to applications later this year.

“This funding for the Town of Tillsonburg will support jobs and is part of our commitment to rural infrastructure that will help keep our roads safe and support our local economy,” said Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman. “Tillsonburg, as a strong and vibrant urban community in southwestern Ontario, is proud to continue the tradition of investing together with the Province to build a stronger local and regional economy,” said Stephen Molnar, Mayor of Tillsonburg. “This important road infrastructure project will help ensure the safe and efficient movement of goods and services.”

Media inquiries please contact:

Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford
(519) 537-5222