Mid-peninsula Highway report
to be unveiled May 20

May 16, 2003 The Flamborough Post

Residents have until June 20 to have their say on the mid-peninsula Hwy. Terms of Reference report.

The report, which will be available to the public starting May 20, will form the guidelines under which the Environmental Assessment phase of the proposed highway will be performed.

The Terms of Reference must be approved by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) before the assessment can move ahead.

The document will be available at a number of outlets, including the project Web site, www.midpeninsulahighway.ca.

Fourteen government offices and libraries across the study area will also carry the document, including the Hamilton Central Library, Burlington Central Library and the Aldershot Public Library.

If approved, the proposed Mid-peninsula Highway would connect the Fort Erie border crossing to the GTA.

Supporters feel the highway is necessary for economic prosperity and the relief of traffic congestion.

But critics feel the road will destroy agricultural land, harm the escarpment and accelerate urban sprawl.

Written comments are due by June 20, to the Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch of the MOE.

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