The destruction at the scene of a collision on Highway 138 recently.
CORNWALL, Ontario – City councillors voted to support their counterparts in South Stormont to get a traffic light installed at the corner of Highway 138 and Headline Road.
“The state, or the condition of Highway 138, is very important to the City of Cornwall,” said Coun. Bernadette Clement. “In the last five years it has become more and more worrisome.”
Clement said the volume of traffic, coupled with the number of deer in the woods surrounding the highway, needs to be addressed.
She told council there is a study underway to determine if a new deer warning system should be installed on the highway.
Residents living near the intersection are advocating that a traffic light be installed at the intersection, specifically to help motorists trying to navigate to nearby Ecole Ste-Lucie.
“Not too long ago I spent months bringing somebody up to the cancer clinic in Ottawa – and we would not take the 138,” said Coun. Syd Gardiner. “I hope that (South Stormont) will put the pressure on (the Ministry of Transportation).”
Thus far there has been no indication the ministry is prepared to install a traffic light.