FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 1, 2014
QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett renewed the call for a truck bypass in Hagersville during debate in the Ontario Legislature today.
“Tractor trailers come through town they can’t turn at the intersections,” he said during legislative debate on infrastructure.
Earlier in the week, Barrett witnessed an accident where a tractor trailer collided with an SUV in Hagersville. He also cited an incident in which a Hagersville businessman was hit by a transport truck in front of his business.
“All the talk is about Toronto infrastructure,” Barrett said. “We are badly in need of upgrades in Haldimand-Norfolk also. There has been talk of a Highway 6 truck bypass in Hagersville for years. We need a solution to the Caledonia bridge. Both are on provincial highways.”
Last year Barrett submitted formal Order Paper questions to the Minister of Infrastructure concerning both the Hagersville Truck Bypass and the Caledonia bridge.
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MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446
UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF MR. BARRETT’S PRESENTATION
I have a problem south of there on Highway 6. We have need of a truck bypass in Hagersville
Tractor trailers come through town they can’t turn at the intersections.
I saw an accident on Monday driving up, a serious accident. A tractor trailer on the other side of the Main Street pushed an SUV into a tree. A week or two before, a tractor trailer hit a well-known businessman right in front of his Main street business. The noise, the vibration. I hope to talk about this a little further in my presentation. It’s fairly simple, it’s the need for a truck route – to alleviate the noise downtown, to alleviate the vibration downtown. I spend time sitting on people’s front porches on main street in the town of Hagersville in Haldimand County. These are tractor trailer – heavy duty – they carry steel coming up from US Steel. They carry scrap going back down to US Steel from the Hamilton area. I use this as one example why we have to continue to discuss this particular legislation.