“This program will help families and businesses by making our roads safer, commutes easier and communities healthier.”

This, according to MPP Vic Fedeli, who is announcing new infrastructure funding that he says will “help create and protect good jobs across the province, including in Nipissing.”

The first stream of the funding, the Rural and Northern stream, is open to cities and Indigenous communities with populations under 100,000. Those communities, about 500 of them, will have eight weeks beginning March 18 to nominate road and bridge projects.

“This is great news for communities in our riding,” said Fedeli. “Our government is listening and has heard the infrastructure needs of our municipalities. Today we’re telling communities to get started on the crucial process of project nomination.”

The funding falls under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, which will unlock up to $30 billion in combined federal, provincial, and local investments in communities across the province over the next 10 years.

“The launch of today’s programs marks an important milestone for investing in the critical projects that will create jobs for our riding,” said Fedeli.