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Wellington North receives $1.7 million to resurface Highway 6 in Arthur

George Street and Smith Street will be resurfaced as part of the Connecting Links Program
George Street in Arthur will be resurfaced as part of the Connecting Links Program. Keegan Kozolanka/GuelphToday file photo

WELLINGTON NORTH – The Township of Wellington North is receiving $1.7 million in provincial funding to resurface George Street and Smith Street in Arthur. 

According to a provincial press release, this is part of the $30 million Connecting Links Program to build a safer and more reliable transportation system to keep goods moving and better connect communities across the province.

"We understand that the maintenance and repair costs of roads and bridges places a heavy burden on our municipal partners," Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney said in a press release. "That is why we continue to support our local communities with investments that will keep families safe, goods moving, and drive economic growth and job creation."

The Connecting Links Program supports municipalities to build, replace or repair roads and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.

The press release says this year’s funding is supporting three bridge repairs, 10 resurfacing projects, seven reconstruction projects and four detailed design projects to prepare for further infrastructure investments. 

Connecting Link projects are reviewed and chosen based on technical need and safety considerations such as road condition, need for repair and cost effectiveness. 

In Ontario, there are over 300 kms of connecting links with 70 bridges in 77 municipalities.