Marleau McConnell Intersection to Get Federal & Provincial Cash in Cornwall – JULY 8, 2015

Marleau McConnell Intersection to Get Federal & Provincial Cash in Cornwall – JULY 8, 2015

It should be easier for shoppers to get to Freshco after this project!

Residents of Cornwall will benefit from the Marleau Avenue reconstruction project thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

The project involves reconstructing the urban roadway, from Marlborough Street to Alice Street including reconfiguration of the Marleau – McConnell Avenue intersection. The new road will have expanded capacity and new features, including four traffic lanes, turning lanes, bike lanes in each direction, sidewalks on both sides and a median within high pedestrian activity areas. The project will significantly increase safety in this area for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians and will accommodate anticipated future growth in the Cornwall Business Park.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

“Today’s investment promises to improve safety and traffic flow on one of Cornwall’s busiest arteries. It’s part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history – more than $130 billion over 10 years – which is supported by a number of initiatives, including unlocking the value of public assets to help make investments in transit, transportation and other priority infrastructure projects.

It demonstrates our government’s commitment to keeping our communities strong, creating jobs and making sure that people get the basic services they pay for now and in the future.”

Grant Crack

MPP, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

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