We can expect municipalities in our region to be lined up for a piece of the pie that provincial infrastructure minister Monte McNaughton has announced.

It’s worth a total of $10.2-billion.  The first stream of money is headed north, to towns and indigenous communities with fewer than 100,000 people, says McNaughton.

“This investment will improve the lives of people across Ontario.  It will make our roads safer, our commutes easier and our communities healthier.

Monte McNaughton. Photo credit: ola.org

“If you’re one of the roughly 400 eligible communities,” McNaughton continues,” you have eight weeks to submit your project.  More details will be coming about that application process over the next day or two, in a letter I will be sending to eligible municipalities and First Nations.”

Once you add in the federal government’s portion of the ten-year program, it’s worth $30-billion.