Posted on Monday August 12, 2019 at 11:51 a.m.
Money for Grande Montée road work
Work can now begin on the Grande Montée reconstruction
project in East Hawkesbury Township.
The federal, provincial, and local governments are sharing the cost of the project, budgeted at almost $2 million. The 3.5 kilometres of road targeted will see improved traffic intersections and widening of some sections for better traffic flow.
“East Hawkesbury is a small municipality and we need your support to keep our infrastructure in good condition,” stated Mayor Robert Kirby during the August 2 announcement of federal and provincial funding for the project. “Grants like this are greatly appreciated. Thank you again to all those who participated from near and far in implementing this project.”
The federal government is providing $1.1 million from the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure portion of the Investing in Canada program towards the project. The provincial government is contributing about $649,000 to the project, and the township’s share is about $129,000.
“Safe and efficient roads are important to give Canadians more time to spend with their families,” stated MP Francis Drouin during the presentation event. “It’s important to have a federal partner that supports rural projects such as Grande Montée Road in East Hawkesbury.”
The Grande Montée Road project deals with the section of the road from the Concession 7 intersection to the intersections with Concession 5 and County Road 10. Widening of the road and improvements to the intersections will improve traffic safety along the route.