ATIKOKAN – News – Ontario is investing $2 million to support improvements to critical infrastructure in Atikokan, while creating local construction jobs. “Investment in building and maintaining essential infrastructure is important to our rural and northern communities. I’m pleased that our government is investing millions of dollars in this infrastructure project to rehabilitate Atikokan’s Willow Road, and increase community safety,” stated Bill Mauro the Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP.
The Ontario Government is supporting these improvements through the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund, which is providing $100 million to help municipalities across the province build and maintain critical infrastructure.
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The Willow Road Project, approximately 600 m long, will be rehabilitated for sanitary main line sewer, road, and sidewalk repairs to improve drainage and catchment, as well as human safety.
Investing in modern infrastructure is part of the government’s economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. This comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario’s greatest strengths — its people and strategic partnerships.
“This is tremendous news for Atikokan citizens and our entire community, as this will now make it possible for the Willow Road project to finally proceed after many years of waiting. This funding is crucial to the project, as Atikokan is like most smaller communities with huge infrastructure demands and a limited tax base with which to fund it. There is very little we can do without the assistance of the senior levels of government, and we thank MPP Bill Mauro and the entire government for this great funding announcement today,” said Dennis Brown, Mayor, Town of Atikokan.