Ontario Investing $2,691,000 for Road Repair in Saugeen Shores

Funding part of the Connecting Links Program to build and rehabilitate vital transit corridors across the province

PORT ELGIN – The Government of Ontario is investing $2,691,000 to help Saugeen Shores resurface Goderich Street (Highway 21) from Concession Road 6 to Concession Road 10. The funding is being delivered through the Connecting Links program, which helps maintain vital roads and bridges that connect people to good jobs, support the movement of goods and drive economic growth in Northern and rural communities.

“Safe, reliable roads and bridges are vital links that connect people and make it easier for them to get where they need to go, whether that be their job, school, stores, appointments or to family and friends,” said Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce. “Our government recognizes the importance of maintaining busy roads like the main street in Port Elgin. When completed, this investment will surely be appreciated by local businesses, residents and visitors alike.”

“Thanks to this significant investment from the Connecting Links Program, we can ensure a vital lifeline for our community remains reliably and safely connected to the people and businesses we know and love,” said Luke Charbonneau, Mayor of Saugeen Shores.

“I trust everyone will continue to support the local businesses while the resurfacing work is being done,” added Thompson.

A connecting link is a designated municipal road or bridge that connects two ends of a provincial highway through a community. This year, the Ontario government is investing $30 million in 21 projects to repair roads and bridges in 19 municipalities across the province.

“Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is investing a historic $27 billion over the next decade to build and repair roads, highways and bridges,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. “We will continue to support our municipal partners to ensure we build a better, stronger Ontario that leaves no community behind.”

Eligible costs for Connecting Links include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of designated municipal roads and bridges. Municipalities are encouraged to apply for 2025–26 Connecting Links program funding when the intake opens later this year.

Quick Facts

  • In Ontario, there are a total of 352 kilometres of connecting links, with 70 bridges in 77 municipalities.
  • The Connecting Links program provides funding for up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs. This includes a maximum of $3 million for road projects and $5 million for bridge projects. 

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