“Since the public campaign launched in November, we have received tremendous support from business leaders and residents in the community,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “Our vision for the expansion of Country Road 43 is a four-lane Boulevard to improve traffic flow, increase safety, and allow for more active modes of travel for pedestrians and cyclists.”
“North Grenville is actively working with the United Counties to ensure that federal Ministry officials and the Minister of Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Maryam Monsef understand the urgency of this funding application,” added Mayor Peckford.
Residents are encouraged to sign the Parliamentary Petition in support of the crucial expansion. The petition is available at the North Grenville Municipal Centre and the Public Library, as well as numerous businesses including Jonsson’s Independent, Saltastic, The Dance Workshop and To Be Continued. The petition is also available online at www.Expand43.ca.
If successful, this phase of the CR43 Expansion Project will expand approximately 1.15 km of existing roadway to a four-lane Boulevard through the main part of Kemptville, including improved lighting to increase safety and better service active modes of travel for pedestrians and cyclists.
The full project will expand approximately 3.1 km of existing roadway to four-lanes, from Colonnade Mall through Kemptville to Somerville Road, and include the twinning of the existing bridge across Kemptville Creek. The total estimated cost of the full expansion of Country Road 43 is $27 Million. The County has committed to securing the remainder of the balance of the project.
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