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Scugog Township and the Ministry of Transportation moving ahead with Greenbank crossing project

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog is working with Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation to make a Greenbank intersection safer for pedestrians.

At a special council meeting, on Thursday, August 18th, councillors voted to enter into a construction agreement with the province of Ontario “for the installation of a pedestrian crossing signal on Highway 7/12 at Cragg Road.” As the project was also over budget, councillors had to also vote to provide an additional $88,501 for the project.

According to a report from Carol Coleman, Scugog’s Director of Public Works and Infrastructure, the project will include the installation of an Intersection Pedestrian Signal, as well as “new sidewalks on all four corners of the intersection of Highway 7/12 and Cragg Road” and “pavement markings and signage.”

“Council has long wished for and made resolutions, to [send to] the province, for this safe crossing in Greenbank to tie the community together, and they are now going ahead with it. It’s just costing more than was estimated in 2021,” Ms. Coleman told councillors at the meeting.

This project is expected to be completed by early September.

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