For Immediate Release
April 23, 2012
SPRINGWATER NEWS APRIL 23, 2012
Thursday April 12, 2012 was a very special day for motorists in Waubaushene. That is the day the long anticipated and much needed traffic lights were turned on at the intersection of Pine Street and Highway 12.
That intersection at a very dangerous corner has long been a major concern for motorists, emergency and municipal officials.
I was very pleased to see the lights become operational and I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the numerous parties that played in a role in helping to make those traffic lights a reality.
Officials with Tay Township and Provincial Constable David Hobson, the Community Services Officer with the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment, all worked tirelessly for years to create the awareness about the dangers of that intersection.
I also want to acknowledge the support of the Ministry of Transportation and the Tay Township Volunteer Community based policing committee for their valuable participation. They drafted a petition calling on the need for traffic lights at Pine Street and Highway 12, which I read numerous times into the Hansard at Queen's Park.
Although the intersection is not in Severn Township, officials from that municipality also recognized the hazardous conditions that existed along that stretch of Highway 12 and were also instrumental in creating awareness about the need for traffic lights.
The next time you drive through Waubaushene you can take comfort in knowing that those of us who pushed for the much needed traffic lights have contributed to a safer journey for you, your neighbours, visitors and our families