February 21, 2018 10:39 am
Updated: February 21, 2018 5:08 pm

Third Crossing – Construction to begin on new bridge in Kingston

In front of a packed house MP Mark Gerretsen announced the federal government will be chipping in $60 million dollars towards the cost of building Kingston's third bridge crossing.

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The wait is over.

The final piece of the funding puzzle is now in place – $60 million, from the federal government for the third bridge crossing.

A third of the $180 million bridge over the Cataraqui River.

“I am pleased to announce the federal government is committing $60 million for the third crossing in Kingston”, says Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands.

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The project was dependent on the $60 million commitment from the federal government, the provincial government pledged their share of $60 million in June of last year, shortly before the municipality.

“This bridge will meet the realities and demands that exist today”, says Gerretsen.

The 2-lane bridge will be over a kilometer long, stretching from John Counter Boulevard in the west to Gore Road in the east.

The third crossing has been discussed for decades by city officials since 1967.

“20-years after amalgamation this is about making us truly one city”, says Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson.

The bridge project has widespread support across the city and will serve as a link between all areas of the city.

 

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