The high collision rate intersection of Deseronto and Belleville Road is a step closer to becoming a roundabout, courtesy of funding from three levels of government.
An announcement was made Monday at the Tyendinaga Township Municipal Office regarding funding for the roundabout, as well as road work in Stone Mills and Tweed.
Mike Bossio, MP for Hastings–Lennox and Addington, Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings–Lennox and Addington, Marg Isbester, mayor of Greater Napanee, Rick Phillips, reeve of Tyendinaga Township, Jo-Anne Albert, mayor of Tweed, and Eric Smith, reeve of the Stone Mills and warden of L&A County gathered to announce the funding for the three infrastructure projects.
“This intersection has been the cause of many accidents in the past and this roundabout will make it a much safer intersection for our local and general public,” said Phillips. “I would also like to thank staff and council for their support in making this project happen.”
Along with the roundabout, the other projects include Stone Mills’ Durham and Brock Streets being widened and replaced with new asphalt, curbs and sidewalks. Meanwhile in Tweed the Boundary Bridge will be replaced.
The Government of Canada is investing over $2.4 million towards eligible costs in these three projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Ontario is contributing over $1.4 million to these three projects. Tyendinaga Township, in collaboration with the County of L&A, is investing over $105,000, the Municipality of Tweed is providing over $295,000, and the Township of Stone Mills is contributing more than $186,000.
“Improving Canada’s transportation infrastructure helps ensure people and goods move smoothly, positioning communities for growth and long-term prosperity,” said Bossio. “Once complete, these important roads and bridge projects in Tyendinaga Township, Tweed and Stone Mills will result in a safer and more efficient roadways for residents and visitors.”
“When we invest in infrastructure, we create jobs and grow the economy, shaping the future for hard-working families in Ontario,” added Kramp. “Our economy, our communities and our families all depend on good infrastructure. Our investments in these three important projects will bring faster, safer commutes for people, helping them get more time with their friends and family.”