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Major Highway Improvements in Brant, Ontario

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BRANT, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2012) - Families and businesses in the County of Brant will benefit from Highway 403 improvements, thanks to a joint funding initiative announced today by the Honourable Denis Lebel, Canada's Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation.

"Highway 403 is the lifeline of Brantford and our government is investing in this project to improve everyday travel and highway safety for local families and workers," said Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament for Brant. "We will continue to promote job creation and economic growth through infrastructure investments that will strengthen Canadian communities for years to come."

"Well-maintained infrastructure is the cornerstone of strong and vibrant communities such as Brant County," said Dave Levac, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brant. "I'm so glad that the Ontario government remains committed to investing in improvements to our local bridges to keep drivers safe and goods moving efficiently across our region."

A joint government investment of $10.7 million will support the rehabilitation of the Grand River Bridge on Highway 403. This upgrade and improvement was identified as a funding priority in Ontario's 2012-13 Provincial-Territorial Base Fund Capital Plan.

Earlier today, the governments of Canada and Ontario announced investments of up to $113.2 million and $111.2 million respectively, towards infrastructure initiatives across the province, including Highway 403 improvements.

Under the Building Canada Plan, Canada and Ontario have partnered to provide strategic funding for priority infrastructure needs. Through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, the Government of Canada is providing $175 million to strengthen infrastructure in Ontario.

For additional information about federal investments in infrastructure and to stay up-to-date with Infrastructure Canada Web feeds, visit infrastructure.gc.ca

For more information on how Ontario is revitalizing its infrastructure, visit ontario.ca/infrastructure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Genevieve Sicard
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Transport,
Infrastructure and Communities
613-991-0700


David Salter
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Transportation
and Minister of Infrastructure for Ontario
416-327-1815


Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251 or toll-free 1-877-250-7154

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