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Ontario Improving Roads in Peterborough County

Investment to Boost Economic Growth, Create Jobs in Rural Communities

NEWS                                                                                                                     May 8, 2017


Ontario is investing in critical improvements to the reconstruction of a local roadway in Peterborough County, to help create jobs and boost economic growth.


Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, made the announcement today at the Township of Douro-Dummer Council Office.


The province is investing $ 830,897 in critical upgrades to rehabilitate Twelfth Line Road Dummer, including road widening, utility relocation, brushing and fencing. These improvements will help to improve traffic flow and safety for local residents.


The Township of Douro-Dummer  is one of 55 communities that will receive support from the province through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to build and upgrade local infrastructure.


Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to:


Investing in municipal infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.




“Our government is committed to improving roads, bridges and water infrastructure in rural Ontario. I’m pleased to be here today in the Township of Douro-Dummer to announce this important funding that will help the Township make critical upgrades to Twelfth Line Road Dummer. This important investment will help keep people moving, create jobs, boost our economy and improve the quality of life for residents of Peterborough County.”  

— Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs


"This is a very exciting and much needed project for our township and the residents of our 12th Line.  Without this funding it would have been impossible for us to complete this project with our own resources.  Improved access to the County forest and vastly improved safety conditions are the end result.  We very much appreciate this support."

- J. Murray Jones, Mayor, Twp. of Douro-Dummer


 “The upgrades to roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure made possible by the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund continue to lead to positive changes in our communities. We are proud to enable innovative projects that help spur local economic activity, create job opportunities for Ontarians and raise quality of life across the province.”

— Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure






  • Ontario is investing up to $60 million through the 2016 OCIF Top-Up Application Component for 55 communities.
  • The Township of Douro-Dummer will receive approximately $830,000 to support improvements to Twelfth Line Road Dummer.
  • Municipalities in the following counties in Eastern Ontario will also receive support from the province to complete essential local infrastructure repairs and upgrades;
    • Hastings County
    • Lanark County
    • Northumberland County
    • Peterborough County
    • Prescott & Russell County
    • Prince Edward County
    • Renfrew County
    • United Counties of Stormont Dundas & Glengarry


  • Ontario is tripling its investments through OCIF from $100 million in 2016 to $300 million per year in 2019.
  • This commitment includes increasing the top-up application-based component to approximately $100 million by 2018, and the formula-based funding component to $200 million by 2019.
  • OCIF supports projects in municipalities with a population of less than 100,000 as of the 2011 census, as well as municipalities that are located in northern or rural Ontario.


Additional Resource:


Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund

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