Construction of Morrisburg roundabout begins with sod-turning

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Construction of Morrisburg roundabout begins with sod-turning
Representatives from the federal, provincial, and local governments at the sod-turning for the new roundabout in Morrisburg on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Submitted photo.

MORRISBURG, Ontario – The United Counties of SD&G celebrated the beginning of construction on the Morrisburg Roundabout with a sod-turning on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

“The Morrisburg roundabout and streetscape design is a big but important change for South Dundas. One that will contribute to our local economy and the accessibility of our community,” said South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds. “The plan makes it safer and easier for pedestrians, while also encouraging traffic to stop in and support the local economy. We’re excited to see the results of this investment.”

The roundabout, which will be at the intersection of county roads 31 and 2 will help ease congestion as well as improve the aesthetics of the area.

Local business Coco Paving was awarded the contract which is being funded by the provincial and federal governments as well as the United Counties of SD&G and the Township of South Dundas.

“This project illustrates the great things government can accomplish when everyone is working together,” said SDG Warden Allan Armstrong. “The Counties, by way of its sizeable investment, understands how improvements to traffic hubs can benefit the motoring public, as well as nearby businesses and property owners.”

The federal government is providing $1.5 million to the project, with $1.1 million coming from the province; $1.9 million from the United Counties of SD&G and $400,000 from the Township of South Dundas.

“The residents of South Dundas and Morrisburg, as well as the thousands of tourists who will soon be
flocking to this region are going to be very impressed by what they see,” said Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan. “We are always advocating to ensure our riding receives its fair share of infrastructure dollars and this project is a great example of those efforts.”

“We will now have a string of important, busy intersections along County Road 2 in SDG that will include a roundabout and some beautiful streetscape designs,” said Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell. “This roundabout will create a safe, steady flow of traffic that will benefit residents and visitors who travel this important artery daily.”

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