A significant part of the County Road 43 Expansion Project is in its final approval stage but has not been given the green light.
In July 2019 the provincial government approved its cost share as part of a joint funding application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) submitted by the Municipality of North Grenville and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville to support crucial upgrades to County Road 43.
In order for this phase of the project to proceed, the federal government must approve its cost share so we can begin the crucial expansion and safety upgrades that are required for the regional road.
A joint partnership between the Municipality of North Grenville and the United Counties of Leeds Grenville for this phase will expand approximately 1.15 km of County Road 43 (CR43) to four-lanes with the addition of four roundabouts through the main part of Kemptville and rehabilitate the existing bridge across Kemptville Creek.
A Boulevard expansion of CR43 will incorporate pedestrian and cycling pathways, safe crossings, and proper lighting, as well as trees and a landscaped boulevard.
The complete CR43 Expansion Project will expand approximately 3.1 km of existing roadway to four-lanes, from Colonnade Mall through Kemptville to Somerville Road, and include the twinning of the existing bridge across Kemptville Creek.
With a new federal government elected, now is the time to show strong community support for the expansion of CR43. North Grenville is asking business leaders, community organizations, residents and neighbouring municipalities to show their support for this critical project. We need to send a strong message to Parliament Hill.