138 ac­tion sought

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - -- Steven War­bur­ton

Stor­mont-Dun­das-Glen­garry Coun­ties coun­cil wants the prov­ince to take ac­tion on im­prov­ing High­way 138.

At its Feb. 19 coun­cil meet­ing, coun­cil passed a res­o­lu­tion ask­ing the Min­istry of Trans­porta­tion to pri­or­i­tize the find­ings from the Pre­lim­i­nary De­sign and Class EA Study for the high­way, which it com­pleted in 2017.

High­way 138, which ex­tends from the 401 to the 417, is an im­por­tant provin­cial cor­ri­dor that has in re­cent years been de­scribed as “dan­ger­ous.”

The res­o­lu­tion calls on the min­istry to con­struct car­pool­ing lots and im­prove in­ter­sec­tions at County Road 44 (Head­line Road) and at County Road 18 (St. An­drew’s.)

The res­o­lu­tion also calls for the con­struc­tion of pass­ing lanes at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions and for other in­ter­sec­tion and traf­fic safety im­prove­ments.

“The coun­ties re­quests [fund­ing] the de­tailed de­sign for these spe­cific im­prove­ments within the next provin­cial bud­get and com­mit to the de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion plan to en­sure that the rec­om­mended im­prove­ments are com­pleted in the near fu­ture,” said the mo­tion.

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