MORRISBURG, Ontario – The United Counties of SD&G and Township of South Dundas has received $67,500 to design a new streetscape in Morrisburg.
The funding came from the provincial Rural Economic Development (RED) program.
“Our government is proud to support projects that help to grow jobs and open the doors to economic development in rural and Indigenous communities,” said Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell. “Ontario has a first-class agri-food and agriculture sector, and I am pleased to be able to help our community identify their economic strengths and develop strategies that can attract business and investment.”
The goal of the project was to integrate streetscaping and better road functionality in the area of County Rd. 2 and County Rd. 31 in the town of Morrisburg.
“This funding announcement will allow an important project to move forward – a partnership between the Municipality of South Dundas and the County to redevelop a vital commercial area of Morrisburg along County Roads 2 and 31,” said SD&G Warden Ian McLeod. “We look forward to engaging local residents, businesses, etc. as the design work progresses, with a view to creating an attractive and functional streetscape that works well for residents, businesses, and tourists visiting our area. Based on the resounding success of our roundabout projects in Iroquois and Long Sault, I am confident that a redesigned intersection will better facilitate the safe and efficient movement of traffic, pedestrians, and cyclists”.
New South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds said that he believed this project would enhance the downtown of the largest population centre of the municipality.
“The Municipality of South Dundas is pleased be a collaborative partner in this project that will further enhance our downtown core,” said Byvelds. “Council will continue to support all local business and looks forward to future joint initiatives with our Provincial and County partners.”