Make your Voice Heard October 23 Against a Proposed Provincial Highway in Burlington
Since 2003, Halton Region and the City of Burlington have been advocating against a proposed new Provincial highway that would cut through the escarpment in North Burlington. Regional Council unanimously opposes this proposed highway and Halton Region, the City of Burlington and concerned citizens want to ensure their voices are heard at the Provincial level.
“At our last community meeting against the proposed Provincial highway, we had hundreds of concerned residents join us to make their voices heard,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “We’ve been advocating against a Provincial highway and meeting with Ministers to deliver our position. We not only have unanimous Regional Council opposition to a highway cutting through the Niagara Escarpment, but strong community opposition as well. Working together, we can tell the Province that Halton doesn’t want a highway cutting through our Escarpment.”
The Ministry of Transportation is expected to release the findings of their study shortly and this is an opportunity for residents to provide their comments. Join Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr, Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring, Burlington Councillors and members of the Stop the Escarpment Highway Coalition (SEHC) at a public meeting to learn more about the project and how you can provide your comments.
Local Members of Provincial Parliament have also been invited to attend the meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. at Mainway Recreation Centre at 4015 Mainway in Burlington, so that they too can hear community concerns and take them back to the Provincial Minister.
“Protecting the Niagara Escarpment from a highway is vital to the City of Burlington,” said Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring. “We cannot rely on others to do this for us. I encourage Burlington residents to speak out on this issue and the let the Province know how important the Niagara Escarpment and our rural community are to Burlington.”
For more information about the meeting or the proposed provincial highway, contact Halton Region by dialing 311, toll free 1-866-442-5866 or the City of Burlington at 905-335-7777. You can also visit Halton’s website at www.halton.ca/ngta or Burlington’s website at www.burlington.ca.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; emergency medical services; waste management; public health; social assistance/Ontario Works; children’s and seniors’ services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.
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