MPP Arnott updates Legislature on Morriston bypass – Speech
September 16, 2015 – Morriston Bypass
Ontario Hansard – 16-September2015
Mr. Ted Arnott: I want to update the House on the progress being made towards the construction of the Highway 6 Morriston bypass. On many occasions in recent years, I have called attention to the need for a highway bypass around the community of Morriston, in the township of Puslinch. Anyone who drives this route regularly knows that there is a traffic bottleneck through Morriston which is often kilometres long.
Mayor Dennis Lever and the council of the township of Puslinch, the county of Wellington, and the Morriston Bypass Coalition have made a strong economic case for the Morriston bypass, and I want to thank them for their effective efforts.
On June 23, at a meeting that my office arranged, we spoke with the Minister of Transportation here at Queen’s Park to further impress upon him the worsening congestion problem and the urgency of dealing with it. The minister committed to visiting Puslinch township. True to his words, exactly a month later, on July 23, the minister came to Wellington–Halton Hills. I was glad to welcome him to our area.
Today I call upon the minister to continue his best efforts, urging his colleagues on the government side to support this project as well. The Morriston bypass has been talked about for a generation. The time for talk is over. The very first item on the Legislature’s order paper for private members’ motions calls upon the minister to place the Highway 6 Morriston bypass on the ministry’s five-year plan for new construction, the Southern Ontario Highways Program. Once again, I urge him to do so.