The Council of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville has approved a joint funding application by the Counties and the Municipality of North Grenville for the expansion of County Road 43 in North Grenville.
If funding is secured, the shovel-ready project will see the highway expanded to four lanes in the Kemptville area for approximately three kilometres. It will include the addition of pedestrian and cycling facilities, illumination, and twinning the existing bridge and the rehabilitation of the South Branch Bridge. The Project will allow for future growth in the area and improve economic sustainability.
If successful, the federal government would contribute up to $5-million through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and the Ontario government would contribute $3.3-million through the Rural and Northern Communities Stream. The Counties and the Municipality of North Grenville would contribute $1.67-million.
The total estimated cost of the County Road 43 expansion is $25-million. Although this application is for only the $10 million portion of the project, the Counties will seek out future funding for the remainder.