Parry Sound, Georgian Bay road projects see more than $5.5M in funding

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Funding was announced for three local road infrastructure projects in Parry Sound-Muskoka.

The projects on Wasausking First Nation, in Carling and in Georgian Bay will receive federal, provincial and municipal dollars.

• The Wawbawzee Road Reconstruction project will receive $907,472.48 in provincial funding, $3,713,063 in federal funding and $330,215 from the municipal government. The plans to reconstruct 16 kilometres of the road will install culverts and proper shoulders, improve ditches, drainage and paving and will also see a $235,000 contribution from the Wasausking First Nation.

• Improvements to Dillon Road in the Township of Carling will receive $1.17 million in provincial funding, $2.1 million in federal funding and $234,487 in municipal funding. Work includes realigning sections of the road, asphalt resurfacing, clearing trees and widening rock cuts to improve sight lines to improve road safety and improve access to the Dillon Cove public boat launch.

• The Ogemawahj Road Reconstruction project will receive $235,652 in provincial funding, $424,216 in federal funding and $47,159 in municipal funding to reconstruct 1.9 kilometres of the road between Twelve Mile Bay Road and Kings Bay Marina. The work includes upgrades and raising of the road base, replacing culverts, road resurfacing and guard rail installation.

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a 10-year program that provides up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and local investments in communities across the province. Funding will be distributed between four streams including rural and northern; public transit; green; and community, culture and recreation.

Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33 per cent, or approximately $10.2 billion spread across the four streams.

At the time of this writing, Kristyn Anthony was a Local Journalism Initiative reporter, funded by the Government of Canada

, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Parry Sound North Star