Smiths Falls to receive almost $2M in MTO funding
The Town of Smiths Falls will receive almost two million dollars from the Ministry of Transportation for construction costs associated with Phase 2 of the Beckwith Street Revitalization Project.
At Monday’s Committee of the Whole, Director Troy Dunlop reported the funding will be applied to construction items including a new storm sewer system, curb works on three travel lanes, and intersection accessibility upgrades.
Dunlop highlighted the fact that the funding will expire if the project is not completed by the end of March 2023, but he also added the project is aligned with the Town’s Strategic Plan to be completed by the end of 2022.
The Beckwith Street Phase 2 Project has an estimated cost north of five million dollars, two million of which are eligible for funding through the Connecting Links Program. The Connecting Links program covers 90% of eligible project costs and was established by the MTO in 1927 to help municipalities maintain roadways and bridges that connect provincial highways.