Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2016
Highway 7 improvements coming to Guelph/Eramosa
(Queen’s Park) – The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has called for tenders for work on
Highway 7 through the Township of Guelph/Eramosa.
The contract will be for the construction of a new roundabout on Highway 7 at Jones Baseline.
The project also includes culvert replacement, construction of storm sewers, and lighting.
Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott and Guelph/Eramosa Mayor Chris White were pleased
to comment on the news.
“I am very happy to see this important safety improvement in our community and I want to thank
Minister Del Duca and our MPP Ted Arnott for moving this forward,” said Mayor White.
“I’m glad that the Government is investing in improving our transportation infrastructure in
Wellington-Halton Hills,” Mr. Arnott said. “Highway 7 is a critical transportation link through our
After being advised of the project in a letter from the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Arnott
reached out to MTO staff to seek for more information. He was told that the MTO opted for a
roundabout at the intersection instead of traffic signals because of the steep grade on the
southbound approach on Jones Baseline. The MTO maintains that roundabouts reduce
collisions, keep traffic moving, and reduce noise, air pollution, and fuel consumption.
“While I recognize that roundabouts have been shown in studies to reduce collisions at
intersections, I think the Ministry needs to do more to ensure that our motorists understand how
to use them safely,” Mr. Arnott pointed out. “There is more information on
www.ontario.ca/roundabout and if people have questions, I will be bringing them to the
Construction is expected to begin early this summer, with a target completion date for the late
(Attached: Letter from the Minister of Transportation to Mr. Arnott)
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