The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry has created a stakeholder group to address improvements to Highway 138 and work closely with Stormont, Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Nolan Quinn’s office to effect change along this busy provincial artery.
The group, which includes SDG Counties, MPP Quinn, SDSG MP Eric Duncan, SDG OPP, the townships of North and South Stormont, the City of Cornwall and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, began meetings this summer to outline local priorities that will enhance public safety on Highway 138.
The group was recently advised that the provincial Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is planning to construct a new roundabout at the Highway 138/Headline Road intersection in 2023. Further, the province is planning to repave a section of the southern portion of Highway 138.
The intersection at Highway 138 and Headline Road will see a roundabout constructed in 2023.
This is welcome news, however local stakeholders believe more work remains to be done, namely the construction of passing lanes at strategic locations along the route.
“Our stakeholder group includes representation from all of the local communities that regularly use Highway 138,” said Warden Carma Williams. “We are working collaboratively with MPP Quinn, who has identified improvements to Highway 138 as his highest priority, to ensure that identified improvements are made at the earliest possible opportunity.”
In addition, SDG Counties staff continue to liaise with MTO and area municipalities to share and gather information.
“We have had several productive meetings with stakeholders as well as with the MTO, and will continue our collective push to make Highway 138 safer for all users”, said SDG Counties Chief Administrative Officer T.J. Simpson.