06/15/17 Kingston's "Third Crossing" will help build connectivity and economy for the future
Kingston’s City Council voted 8-5 to support the building of the Third Crossing, a long studied and debated bridge to be built across the Cataraqui River at John Counter Boulevard connecting the city east to west.
Kingston has commited to providing $60M to this new infrastructure, and the government of Ontario recently announced it would contribute up to $60M to the project and assist the City to investigate options to obtain federal funding for the final $60M required to fulfill the $180M construction cost.
A Third Crossing has been identified as a key priority by the City of Kingston. It would improve connections between the east and west sections of Kingston currently served by only two bridges at Highway 401 (north) and the LaSalle Causeway (downtown). It is anticipated that a Third Crossing would benefit the city by reducing traffic congestion at peak times, and providing additional access during emergencies and for transportation of goods. This project is seen as a vital link to encouraging the future growth of the city, jobs and the economy.
For more information on the Third Crossing, please see the City of Kingston’s website at:
For further information on the City of Kingston Council vote, please see the article by Elliot Ferguson in the Kingston Whig Standard:
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