Provincial funds to help repair Haliburton’s Drag River Bridge

Funding from the province will pay for designs to rehabilitate the Drag River Bridge.

On May 8 local MPP Laurie Scott announced the Municipality of Dysart et al would receive $22530 for the project as part of the Connecting Links program.

“This provincial funding supports our local municipalities to ensure the ongoing safety of the roads and bridges our communities need and depend on” Scott said in an announcement of the funding which also included more than $63000 for work in City of Kawartha Lakes. “It is the first step in designing the continued rehabilitation of our important local infrastructure which will hopefully pave the way for additional building to help connect people to the places they work and to one another.”

Twenty-four municipalities in the province are receiving money through the program totalling $30 million which goes to building repairing and replacing municipal roads and bridges that connect provincial highways through a community or to a border crossing information provided by Scott’s office says.

The Drag River Bridge is on Maple Avenue in Haliburton which connects Highway 118 on either side of the village.

Projects are chosen based on technical need and safety as well as cost effectiveness.