Through the Connecting Links program, Ontario is helping municipalities repair their roadways and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.
Currently, there are 352 kilometres of connecting links, with 70 bridges in 77 Ontario municipalities.
The Connecting Links Program will provide $20 million in 2016-17, $25 million in 2017-18 and $30 million in 2018-19 and the following years for the construction and repair of roads and bridges on connecting links.
Funding will be provided for up to 90 percent of total eligible project costs. The maximum amount of funding for eligible costs is $3 million per project. Funding is provided for the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of connecting link infrastructure.
Applications for funding for the next intake of the Connecting Links Program opened on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 21, 2016.
Funding for selected connecting links projects will begin in spring 2017.
To apply and for additional information, please refer to the Program Guide and Application Form:
- Program Guide
- Application Form
- News Release: Applications Open for Ontario's Connecting Links Program
- Backgrounder: Connecting Links Applications Now Open