April 23, 2010
Canada and Ontario improve highway 417 in Carleton-Mississippi Mills.
Funding will create jobs, boost local economy
KANATA, ONTARIO – Minister of State and Chief Government Whip Gordon O’Connor, Member of Parliament for Carleton-Mississippi Mills, and Bob Chiarelli, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa-West Nepean, today announced stimulus funding that will benefit the local economy in Carleton-Mississippi Mills and improve local infrastructure for years to come. Today’s investment of $8.10 million in joint federal and provincial funding will rehabilitate the eastbound lanes of Highway 417 between Highway 7 and Interchange 163, a total distance of 18 kilometres.
“This project will not only benefit my constituents in Carleton-Mississippi Mills, but it will also benefit residents and visitors of the City of Ottawa,” said Minister O’Connor, “When our roads are safer, we all benefit. I am so proud to be able to announce that together, with the Province of Ontario, we have worked to improve safety across the province.”
"This is just one part of the McGuinty government’s long-term infrastructure investment plan for the province," said MPP Chiarelli. "We will continue to do our best to improve provincial assets and infrastructure and make the quality of life we enjoy here in Ontario even better for present and future generations."
Total eligible project costs are estimated at 8.10 million. The governments of Canada and Ontario are each providing up to $4,050,000. This announcement is part of a package of 43 highway, bridge and local road projects announced on April 7, 2010 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
The Government of Canada’s contribution for this project is being provided through the
$4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, a key component of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, which invests in infrastructure projects that must be completed by March 31, 2011.
The contribution from the Government of Ontario is being provided from the two-year, $32.5 billion infrastructure commitment laid out in the 2009 Ontario Budget – Confronting the Challenge: Building Our Economic Future.
To date, the governments of Canada and Ontario have announced over $11 billion in joint funding for more than 2,600 infrastructure projects across the province to stimulate the economy and create jobs.
Learn about the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
Learn about the Government of Canada’s Infrastructure Stimulus Fund investments.
Learn how the Government of Ontario is helping to build and revitalize infrastructure across the province.