A public consultation meeting was held last night in Antigonish to discuss the feasibility of twinning the highway between New Glasgow and Antigonish. The meeting, which featured feedback from nearly 200 people was put on by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
Bruce Fitzner was one of the representatives from the department, and is Executive Director of Infrastructure Programs. He said each meeting around the province has revealed varying opinions regarding twinning and tolling.
Some communities that have been recommended to receive twinning through the province have strongly rejected the idea during these public consultations. In Antigonish, however, one thing was made very clear to him:
Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey was in the house to listen to the public provide feedback regarding the twinning of highway in his riding. Delorey has received a great deal of feedback from his constituents, and he has been consistently hearing a request to twin the highway. After last night’s meeting, however, Delorey says he isn’t sure where people stand on tolls:
If people were unable to attend, you can fill out an online survey to give your input on the topic. The website is novascotia.ca/twinning/