Proposed mid-peninsula highway
subject of public meeting Tuesday

THE BURLINGTON POST 02/21/03

Citizen suggestions will be encouraged at the next mid-peninsula highway meeting.
The session will be held Tuesday (Feb. 25) at 7 p.m. at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Dr.

This event is organized by the City of Burlington, the Coalition on the Niagara Escarpment and Citizens Opposed to Paving the Escarpment. (ministry of transportation is not involved in this session).

The city will share preliminary results from a peer review of the ministry's environmental assessment, terms of reference and needs assessment documents.

City staff will also help participants understand the ministry's technical work and the next steps in the process. They are also interested in hearing all citizen comments.

There will also be a brief presentation by CONE members. COPE members will present their current position and strategies, and invite comment and suggestions.

A silent auction will be held for artworks, including a signed book and signed print by renowned artist Robert Bateman, a former Burlington resident.

The highway is proposed to run between Niagara and Hamilton/Halton. Route alternatives being considered include connections with Hwy. 407 in Burlington, Hwy. 6 in Flamborough, Hwy. 403 on Hamilton Mountain or Hwy. 401 west of Milton.

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