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Province and feds announce more than $4 million for road improvements in Markstay-Warren

Money will help create jobs while improving infrastructure
MP Marc Serre
On Tuesday, July 14, Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré was part of a funding announcement for eight road and bridge projects in Northern Ontario. 

The federal and provincial governments announced more than $4 million in funding for road improvements in Markstay-Warren.

The governments of Canada and Ontario recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted smaller and rural communities across the province. 

Both governments are making strategic investments in infrastructure to meet the specific needs of rural and Northern Ontario municipalities and help them strengthen their local economies.

On Tuesday, July 14, Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré was part of a funding announcement for eight road and bridge projects in Northern Ontario. 

These projects will improve various streets, roads and a bridge. 

In Markstay-Warren, $4.4 million in federal and provincial funding is being invested in resurfacing, improvements to shoulders and drainage, and the replacement of driveway culverts for approximately 5.5 km of streets. The project will improve road safety and reliability.

"Rural and Northern communities like Nickel Belt – Greater Sudbury depend on reliable infrastructure to ensure their communities are well positioned for economic and social vitality. It’s important to continue collaborating and engaging directly with municipalities like Markstay-Warren in order to keep advocating for their infrastructure priorities," said Serré.

"During these unprecedented times, this $2.8 million investment will go directly to Markstay-Warren, and will help create well-paying jobs during the construction phase of the projects, and will have an enduring positive effect on this community for many years to come."

In Wasauksing First Nation - Parry Island, the reconstruction of about 16 km of Wawbawzee Road will improve access to the First Nation territory for residents, visitors and emergency vehicles, year-round.

In addition, the reconstruction of the Krugerdorf Bridge will replace the current three-span, 60 metre bridge with a shorter span, improving drainage and the roadway. The new bridge will be safer and more reliable for residents of the Township of Chamberlain.

The Government of Canada is investing over $16.7 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. 

The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $8.3 million for these important infrastructure projects in these communities, while municipalities are contributing over $2.7 million towards the projects and the Wasauksing First Nation is contributing $330,215 towards its project.

The governments of Canada and Ontario are working in collaboration with their partners to support jobs, improve communities and build confidence as we safely and sustainably restore economic growth.