City supports township move to demand traffic light at Hwy. 138 intersection

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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.

Organizations: Ministry of Transportation

Geographic location: CORNWALL, South Stormont, Ontario Headline Road Ecole Ste-Lucie Ottawa

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  • S
    January 14, 2014 - 09:49

    Why not a traffic circle! Keep everyone moving.

  • J
    January 14, 2014 - 09:27

    wow these lights are going to stop them for what 2 minutes? Then they will be on their way passing at last minute causing accident more up the 138. like David said its not the road its the driver who drive on it like morons and drive like they are in the speedway.

  • David F.A. Oldham
    January 14, 2014 - 09:03

    The highway is just fine and more than adequate for the traffic volume. Throwing money at the problem by installing traffic lights and warning systems will not begin to get to the root of the problem. The problem has never changed, the problem is the drivers and the excessive speed. Until we start treating driving as the privilege that it is instead of a right that it is not expect history to repeat itself. Laws that deal properly with unsafe drivers is the only reasonable solution. Another set of lights is only going to slow the 100km plus drivers down for the duration of the light.