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Coalition seeks bypass at southern Ontario highway junction

OTTAWA, Ont. –The Freight Management Association of Canada FMA has announced that it has been working with a coalition of industry and municipal stakeholders in Southern Ontario, lobbying for a by-pass on Highway 6 through the village of Morriston near the junction of Highways 6 and 401, northwest of Hamilton, Ont.

This is one of a number of regional infrastructure projects across the country where government investment would facilitate the growth of industry and the job growth that would follow, the association said.

“There is a growing number of industries in this area that connect to Highway 401 through the Highway 6 connection, which currently passes through the main street of the village of Morriston.  In addition to the benefits to industry in this area, the proposed bypass would improve the safety and quality of life for the citizens of the village,” FMA said.

With the new federal government’s announcement of increased infrastructure investment, the coalition is again reaching out to both federal and provincial governments advocating for the early implementation of this project.

FMA sent a letter dated February 1 to provincial officials requesting action on this infrastructure project that is important to the southwestern Ontario region, said Bob Ballantyne, President, Freight Management Association of Canada.

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