Government of Ontario Announces Final Approval of over $6.7 Million in Local Infrastructure Projects to Kick-start Local Economy

Published on June 19, 2020

Ontario is now able to move forward with the Federal approvals of road infrastructure projects for the people of Hiawatha and Asphodel - Norwood

Port Hope, ON – Today, David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South, announced that Ontario received federal funding approval for long-awaited road infrastructure projects in Northumberland – Peterborough South. 

“These projects are an investment of over $6.7 million from Ontario, the Federal and local recipients,” said MPP Piccini. “These investments will create jobs, improve local infrastructure, and help to kick start the reopening of the local economy.”

Last July, Ontario nominated a number of infrastructure projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) Rural and Northern stream for federal approval. Approvals were given from the Government of Ontario two months after the intake closed.

“Investing in infrastructure is essential to the recovery of Northumberland – Peterborough South and Ontario’s economy,” said Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure. “This will provide much-needed job creation helping our municipal partners recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“It is great news for our community and my municipal and indigenous partners that these much-anticipated projects have finally received approval,” said MPP Piccini. “We are thrilled to move forward in this process and get shovels in the ground to quickly deliver these projects to the people of our community.”

Projects approved:

Rural and Northern


Project Name

Provincial Funding

Total Eligible cost


Reconstruction of Centre Line Road



Hiawatha First Nation

Paudash Street Reconstruction

$ 882,562.46




  • The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a 10-year program that provides up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and local investments in communities across the province. Funding will be distributed between four streams:
    • Rural and Northern
    • Public Transit
    • Green
    • Community, Culture, and Recreation
  • Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 percent or about $10.2 billion spread across the four streams.
  • The Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program was launched on March 18 and closed on May 14, 2019.



Budget 2019