Monday, September 8, 2014

Arbour Farms’ Gravel Pit and Potential Traffic Safety Impact on Airport Road

Dufferin County, ON - Local residents and municipal councils are concerned about Arbour Farms’ plan to extract aggregate 20 metres below the water table.

Members of Conserve Our Rural Environment (CORE) have led the charge.

Mulmur council is wary about the possible impact of adding gravel trucks to the already treacherous stretch of Airport Road. The proposed gravel pit is located near the intersection of County Road 21 and Airport Road.

According to Dufferin’s database of collision reports, that section of Airport Road, from County Road 21 to Banda Road, was tied as the most collision-prone stretch of county road between 2003 and 2010. Adding gravel trucks to the equation could be a recipe of disaster, argued Mulmur Mayor Paul Mills.