On August 19th, it was announced that the historically significant Glasgow Street Bridge that connects Conestogo with Waterloo will receive much needed upgrades, with funding from federal, provincial and regional governments.
The federal government will pay $704,375 for the bridge project, while the province will kick in $469,536 and the region will cover the remaining $259,839.
Improvements will increase the load limit of the bridge as well as Waterloo MP and Government House Leader Bardish Chagger made the announcement in Conestogo along with Woolwich Councillor Murray Martin (Woolwich Mayor, Sandy Shantz, is attending the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s conference in Ottawa).
Chagger said “When it comes to the rehabilitation of the Glasgow Street Bridge, this is something that residents have been asking for. It is a gateway (in a sense that many people use), whether it be individuals or it be families not only getting to work but getting home.”