Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose has announced the federal government will invest in renovations on three interprovincial bridges between Ottawa and Gatineau.
The announcement Tuesday was done simultaneous with announcements at four other Canada cities that will see new infrastructure projects totalling about $250 million over the next five years.
The Ottawa-Gatineau region will see the Macdonald-Cartier, Alexandra and Chaudière bridges repaired or rehabilitated.
The Des Allumettes Bridge in Pembroke, about 150 km northwest of Ottawa, will also receive funding for repairs.
The total funding for projects in those two cities, as well as Hamilton, Latchford, Ont., and Fort Nelson, B.C., will depend on tenders for the work.
In total, public works said there will about $320 million invested, as well as money spent on ongoing maintenance for public infrastructure. Ambrose said in a statement the investment is expected to have created or maintained about 7,000 jobs by the end of the five years.