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Reconstruction of Beaver Lake Road will improve safety for all road users in Trent Lakes


TRENT LAKES, ON, Aug. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Modern and reliable networks of roads and bridges are essential to ensuring the safety of Canadians, while improving their quality of life and positioning communities for growth.

Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Peterborough?Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Janet Clarkson, Mayor of the Municipality of Trent Lakes, announced funding for the reconstruction of 13 kilometres of Beaver Lake Road.

The project includes widening the roadway, fixing blind curves, correcting steep slopes removing hazards like trees and rocks, and resurfacing. This roadwork will improve the safety for all users including drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. 

The Government of Canada is contributing over $917,000 to this project through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan. The Government of Ontario is contributing $611,355 and the Municipality of Trent Lakes over $305,000 to the remainder of this project.

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"Better transportation infrastructure helps ensure people and goods move smoothly, positioning communities for growth and long-term prosperity. This important project will improve road safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists using Beaver Lake Road and will ensure better access to Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park."

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Peterborough?Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development

"As Mayor of Trent Lakes and on behalf of Council, staff, and especially the residents of Beaver Lake Road, I want to express sincere appreciation for the Investing in Canada funding, we  received. This will not only answer the needs of Beaver Lake Road but it will also allow the reallocation of funds for other important infrastructure projects."

Janet Clarkson, Mayor of the Municipality of Trent Lakes

Quick facts

Associated links

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map

Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/investments-2002-investissements/on-eng.html

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

Rural Opportunity, National Prosperity: An Economic Development Strategy for Rural Canada:
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/rural/strat-eng.html

2019 Ontario Budget: Protecting What Matters Most:
http://budget.ontario.ca/2019/index.html

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