full speed ahead for Burlington and Halton's legal action against
review over the mid-peninsula highway will likely be filed today
(Friday), said Burlington's city manager yesterday.
received a letter from the Ministry of Transportation on Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the regional and city staff reviewed it," said Tim
Dobbie. "But we don't feel what they offered was sufficient to meet
our needs, so we're not going to delay issuing the action."
and Halton are claiming unreasonable explanations for creating the
highway and a process that has shown little regard for Halton residents'
council members fear the proposed highway from Niagara to Halton/Hamilton
will be connected to Hwy. 407 in Burlington.
said it'll be a couple of weeks before hearing dates are set, but
he expects the case will be heard sometime in July.
sought changes to the mid-peninsula environmental assessment process
and a more thorough study of all reasonable alternatives for the
area, such as transit.
regional councillors recently voted to support the lawsuit.
will continue with the ministry of transportation, said Dobbie.
"They did make some offers, but we didn't think they went far enough."
officials have described the project as the mid-peninsula transportation
corridor and say it could include a new highway, transit way or
have warned a highway may be needed to serve major increases forecast
for population and traffic growth between Toronto and Niagara.
choices are being considered for the local connection with the mid-peninsula
highway, including Hwy. 407 near Walker's Line, an expanded Hwy.
403 on Hamilton Mountain, Hwy. 401 west of Milton and Hwy. 6 in