Ontario’s government has nominated the Long Point Causeway Bridge to the federal government for approval as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

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.

“This is fantastic news for a project that desperately needs to move forward,” says Norfolk County Mayor Kristal Chopp. “Home to a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Long Point is one of the most unique and beautiful areas in Ontario, and the Causeway Bridge is the only means of accessing it. The Province should be commended for the support it announced today. Now, I look forward to working with the federal government to make sure this project is fully funded, ensuring hundreds of residents – and more than 100,000 yearly visitors to Long Point Provincial Park – have safe and reliable access to this one-of-a-kind area.”

Construction of the Long Point causeway commenced in 1927. The bridge to be replaced crosses Big Creek, close to where it enters the Inner Bay.

The provincial contribution to the bridge would be $1,666,500.

The federal government will review these projects and make final funding decisions.