Upcoming provincial road projects announced in SDG

By Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Upcoming provincial road projects announced in SDG
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ONTARIO – Several provincial highway projects were announced last week for 2021 to 2024, including in SDG Counties.

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation announced that Highway 401 will have significant repaving, ditching and culvert improvements completed in 2022 along most of the stretch of the highway in South Dundas. That work will begin at Upper Canada Road and continue to Carman Road. Work will continue west towards Prescott. Repaving work will begin later in 2021 and continue into next year.

The planned bridge replacement for Nudell Bush Road is currently undergoing an environmental assessment, and is planned for 2023-24.

East of South Dundas, another section of Highway 401 from Moulinette Road east to Cornwall is slated to begin construction in 2023.

Highway 138 north from Cornwall to Monkland will see improvements including passing lanes and the construction of a roundabout at Headline Road, just south of St. Andrews West. The roundabout is expected to begin construction in 2022, the rest of the work in 2023-24.

“This valuable information allows people to see highway projects that are being built or planned in their communities and across the province,” said Caroline Mulroney, minister of transportation. “It also helps the construction industry by providing a multi-year outlook of planned projects to help them better prepare for the future.”

According to the government, it has budgeted $2.6 billion in funding for the 2021-22 year to repair provincial roads and bridges, or extend new highways.

Over 550 projects have funding committed to them in the next four years.

This article was originally written for and appeared in The Morrisburg Leader.

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