Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2012
MPP Arnott tables resolution on Morriston bypass
(Queen’s Park) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott is continuing his efforts to help address the
worsening traffic problem in Morriston.
On October 4, Mr. Arnott tabled a resolution in the Ontario Legislature which calls upon the Minister of
Transportation to place the needed Morriston bypass onto the Ministry’s 5 year plan for highway
construction and to implement immediate measures to calm traffic and improve safety for Morriston
“Our objective is to get the Morriston bypass on to the Ministry of Transportation’s 5 year plan,” Mr.
Arnott said. “I’m going to continue do everything in my power to ensure that the Minister is well aware of
the importance of this project to our entire region and to get this project moving forward.”
The resolution means that the Morriston bypass issue is now on the Legislature’s Order Paper and is
considered to be business before the House.
“This gives us another tool to highlight the importance of this issue and to ensure that the need for the
project remains front and centre at the Transportation Minister’s office,” explained Mr. Arnott.
Mr. Arnott has repeatedly argued that the Morriston bypass is a project with important economic
implications across the region. Highway 6 serves as an important economic corridor to the Hamilton and
Niagara regions, leading to the U.S. border.
The project is strongly supported by the Township of Puslinch Council. In May, Mr. Arnott, Mayor Dennis
Lever, Councillors Ken Roth, and Wayne Stokley, and County Councillor Don McKay met with
Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli to discuss the need for a bypass.
On September 28, Mr. Arnott also attended a community meeting in Morriston to discuss how to get the
project moving forward and the need for interim measures to ensure safety of residents.
To continue building momentum, last month Mr. Arnott also wrote to other area MPPs whose ridings
would benefit from the project in an effort to get them on board.
“This is not just another infrastructure project,” Mr. Arnott argued. “This is a project that has clear
economic benefits for much of Southern Ontario. It is past time for the Minister to get behind this
The Ontario Government has budgeted $2.4 billion for highway infrastructure for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
(Attached: Text of Mr. Arnott’s resolution which was tabled October 4, 2012.)
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Ted Arnott, MPP
Text of the Private Member’s Resolution Tabled in the Ontario Legislature,
October 4, 2012
Mr. Arnott – That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Transportation should prioritize the
Highway 6 Morriston Bypass project by placing it on the Southern Highways Program, the Ministry’s five-
year investment plan in highway construction for Southern Ontario; and in the short term, support
immediate measures to calm highway traffic though Morriston in the Township of Puslinch.