HALTON HILLS, ON – A 1969 piece of infrastructure is finally getting rehabilitated, thanks to funding from the aptly-named ‘Connecting Links Program’ provided by the Ministry of Transportation. A successful application from the Town of Halton Hills will allow the municipality to rehabilitate the Main Street North bridge in Georgetown. Also known as ‘the white bridge’ by local residents due to the colour of the concrete, the construction will include new bike lanes in both directions to enable cycling access to and from the downtown core.
“I want to acknowledge and thank the Province for their investment,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. “Infrastructure is incredibly costly and support from our partners is most valued.” The Mayor referred to MPP Ted Arnott who championed the need for the bridge rehabilitation and advocated for the funding.
“The Town of Halton Hills Council and staff deserve enormous credit for successfully advocating for this Connecting Links funding,” said Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott. “The Connecting Links Program is vitally important to our provincial highway infrastructure, and making this investment now will serve our community for decades to come.”
The project began in 2017 with provincial funding of $123,000 to cover the design phase of the project. The recent funding allotment of $2.962,787 represents 90% of the cost to complete the project which is anticipated to be finished in 2020.
The 50 year construction history was not lost on the Mayor who noted that “A lot of good things happened in 1969; this bridge was built, we put a man on the moon and a car that I coveted at the time - the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was launched.”
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval – and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine. Visit Haltonhills.ca
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