Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton was among the dignitaries in attendance to officially break ground in Clinton at the sight of the new OPP detachment.
The new detachment in Clinton is one of 9 that the Ontario government has decided to replace and upgrade for a price tag of $182 million dollars.
The projects are among the first for McNaughton in his new role as the Infrastructure Minister, and he says the government is ensuring infrastructure is a priority.
McNaughton adds the big investment sends a real message that the Ontario government is going to ensure communities are safe for families.
The new detachment will be a centralized location in Huron County, but it was announced that smaller communities including Exeter will not be losing their local detachments.
The Ontario government has partnered with the private sector to ensure all nine projects will be completed on time and on budget.
The new Huron County detachment will be located at 325 Albert Street in Clinton and is expected to be completed by late 2020.