Desired Highway 138 improvements in Caroline Mulroney’s hands after meeting with South Stormont Council in Toronto

Above, from left, South Stormont Deputy Mayor David Smith, Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney, South Stormont Mayor Bryan McGillis, Director of Public Works Ross Gellately and Councillor Jennifer MacIsaac. Facebook photo

TORONTO — Local politicians pressed the case for long-desired safety improvements to Highway 138 through South Stormont and North Stormont, during a meeting with Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney yesterday.

The lobbying session took place during the annual Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference, with South Stormont Mayor Bryan McGillis, Deputy Mayor David Smith, Councillor Jennifer MacIsaac and the township’s Director of Public Works, Ross Gellately in attendance for the cause.

In a Facebook post featuring a group photo with the Ford government cabinet minister, MacIsaac says they requested completion of recommended Highway 138 improvements identified in a preliminary design and Class Environment Assessment Study completed in 2017.

MacIsaac points out the three-year-old recommendations included the building of carpool lots (which was finished in 2019), intersection improvements (at Headline Road and along the Hwy 138 corridor); construction of passing lanes; and other intersection and safety upgrades.

Also posting in the same thread, Mayor McGillis says the meeting served to “keep us on the radar … We are now waiting for their decision.”

Caroline Mulroney in 2018. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News file

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