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The only change: asphalt for concrete

February 17, 2016   ·   0 Comments

AS YOU MAY HAVE SEEN elsewhere in this issue, Mono Council has again asked Ontario’s Transportation ministry to do something about the death strip on Highway 10 between Camilla and Primrose, where the road narrows to two lanes without even any left-turn lanes at 20, 25 and 30 Sideroads.

The sad fact of the matter is this stretch of highway hasn’t been significantly improved since it was paved with concrete in the 1920s, and the road carried perhaps 200 vehicles a day.

The Ministry never releases traffic counts, but regular users know full well that the two-lane death trap carries just about as many vehicles as the roadway south of Camilla, widened to four lanes (plus left-turn lanes)  years ago.

Surely, with both federal and provincial governments promising to spend billions on infrastructure, Queen’s Park should agree to do a lot more than install some left-turn lanes.

The trunk highway clearly needs to be widened to four lanes and be given a  Shelburne bypass

         

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