Barrett informs Legislature of “deplorable conditions” on highway 6

For Immediate Release:
March 4, 2010

Queens Park – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett stepped up his demands for action on highway #6 between Port Dover and Jarvis in the Legislature this week.

“I’ve the contacted the Ministry of Transportation regarding the deplorable conditions residents of Haldimand-Norfolk have been forced to endure while driving on provincial Highway 6 between Jarvis and Port Dover,” Barrett began. “I’d like to make members aware of what has become rural road rage in my area.”

In delivering his statement, Barrett cited the history and questions surrounding area road construction.

“I’ve lived on Cockshutt Road-it’s just to the west of Highway 6-all my life so far. In 1957, I watched Cockshutt Road get redone and paved, and some 50 years later, it’s holding up pretty well,” Barrett stated. “I also recall the repaving job of provincial Highway 6 between Jarvis and Port Dover…..My question: What happened? The road is collapsing.”

After writing letters himself to the Minister, Barrett echoed recent letters and accounts in the Port Dover Maple Leaf to support his requests.
“As someone else put forward in a letter to the editor, it has “heaved so much in the last few years that it is like driving on speed bumps doing 80 kilometres per hour,” Barrett reported. “I will just reiterate my plea to the Legislature – this was a question in the letter to the editor: “Am I asking too much for the road to be fixed?”

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For more information, please contact MPP Toby Barrett at
(519) 428-0446 or (905)-765-8413, 1-800-903-8629