City Receives Funding for Brookdale North Reconstruction

Posted On Thursday May 14, 2020

The City of Cornwall is receiving $1.6 million dollars to help offset the work being done to improve infrastructure in the Brookdale North Corridor. 

The project consists of the reconstruction and widening of Brookdale Avenue North, from the north limits of the CNR Overpass to the south limits of the Highway 401 Overpass. It is part of a $30 million investment by Ontario to build a safer and more reliable transportation system that will help keep goods moving and better connect communities across the province.

“We are pleased to receive the support from the Province of Ontario for this project,” says Mayor Bernadette Clement. “Brookdale is an important gateway to our city, and a road that is home to an increasing number of businesses.”

The $2 million project will include the rehabilitation and widening of the asphalt platform to accommodate paved shoulders on both sides of the roadway for cycling lanes, and to accommodate a future expansion to four lanes. Work is scheduled to begin in next year following the extension of sanitary sewer network which is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The 2020-21 Connecting Links program will support 24 municipalities across the province to help them build, repair or replace municipal roads and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing.

"We understand that the maintenance and repair costs of roads and bridges places a heavy burden on our municipal partners," said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. "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 funding will support 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 based on technical need and safety considerations such as the condition of the connecting link bridge and road, need for repair in the near term and cost effectiveness.

Eligible municipalities are also encouraged to apply for funding for the 2021-22 Connecting Links Program, which will be open to applications later this year.

Quick Facts

  • The Brookdale reconstruction project will rehabilitate 750 metres of roadway
  • Brookdale is considered the southern portion of Highway 138, connecting the International bride to Highway 401 and eventually Highway 417 to the north
  • The Connecting Links program is delivered through the Ministry of Transportation. The funding covers up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $3 million. Eligible costs include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of connecting links.
  • In Ontario, there are a total of 352 kilometres of connecting links, with 70 bridges in 77 municipalities.

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