CALUMET ISLAND July 5, 2018
The provincial government has committed an additional $1,373,836 in road maintenance funding for the Pontiac.
The $1.3 million comes in addition to the $3.5 million already earmarked for the region’s infrastructure.
The announcement was made by Pontiac MNA and Quebec Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification André Fortin at a municipal garage on Calumet Island on July 5.
Of the 18 municipalities in the Pontiac, 14 will be receiving a portion of the funding to maintain their level one and two local roads.
The total amount of funding for the region – $4,946,594 – represents a 38 per cent increase to the funding from 2017. The additional $1.3 million represents five per cent of the provinces additional funding budget.
The additional funds are part of a funding program that allows municipalities to have more of a say in which roads need to be targeted for repairs.
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