Hawk Lake bridge approved for provincial funding
By Chad Ingram
The provincial government has nominated the Hawk Lake Bridge replacement project to receive just more than $650,000 in provincial funding.
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott made the funding announcement during the weekend. Earlier this year, the government announced it was creating a $30-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, a fund-matching program using federal, provincial and municipal funding.
The announcement Scott made was that the County of Haliburton project would receive a third of up to $1,958,250 from the provincial government, or roughly $652,000. The remaining funding would come from the federal government and the county.
“Well-maintained roads and bridges are critical for rural residents and our local economy,” Scott said in a release. “I’m pleased that the government has highlighted the Hawk Lake Road Bride replacement as a priority for infrastructure investment.”
The bridge is located on County Road 13, also known as Little Hawk Lake Road, in Algonquin Highlands.