Supplied by Sault MPP Ross Romano…
Sault Ste. Marie — The Ontario government is putting people first by helping the city of
Sault Ste. Marie make roads safer, and ensure Ontario is open for business and open
for jobs.
Today Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie announced that Ontario is providing the
city of Sault Ste. Marie with $3,000,000 to support Black Road improvements.
“I’m happy to announce that our government is providing $3,000,000 to the City of Sault
Ste. Marie to support improvements to Black Road,” said MPP Romano. “This is
another example of how our government has listened to our municipal partners and is
working with municipalities to support programs that help Ontario grow and prosper. We
work better when we work together.”
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 per cent of eligible project costs, to a maximum
of $3 million.
“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.”
Eligible municipalities are encouraged to apply for funding for the 2020-21 Connecting
Links Program, which will be open to applications later this year.