Possible relief for Thomas Street traffic

Public meeting Nov. 3

After years of requesting a solution for truck traffic on Thomas Street, the residents on that street may see a solution in the near future. The County of Perth will hold a public meeting on Nov. 3 to hear an application for the possible creation of a new access for trucks, which has the backing of the Town and the St. Marys Cement Company. Currently, approximately 35 trucks leave from the Thomas Street quarry daily, carrying material for construction and to feed the lime plant to the south. When empty, they also use Thomas Street to return to the quarry. These trucks travel along Thomas Street between the quarry and its intersection with Queen Street near Thames Label and Litho. To avoid these trucks passing along Thomas Street, the Cement Plant has entered into an agreement with Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (1865 Perth Road 139) for a new road and entrance/exit that will extend from the northwest corner of the Thomas Street Quarry to Perth Road 139 (Queen Street West). The agreement permits for an easement across the Maple Leaf property to the west. The public meeting will be held at the County Court House in Stratford on Nov. 3 at 9:00 am, and the public is invited to submit comments on the proposal.

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