PUSLINCH – Wellington County will take over responsibility for two roads in the township when work on the new interchange at Highway 6 between Maltby Road and Wellington Road 34 is complete.
A report by county engineer Don Kudo to the county roads committee was discussed by Puslinch council on May 24.
The work by the Ministry of Transportation includes:
- removal of the signalized intersection on the Hanlon Expressway at Wellington Road 34 and the addition of a new bridge over the Hanlon Expressway for Wellington Road 34 traffic;
- reconstruction of Concession 7 between Wellington Road 34 and Maltby Road; and
- a new roundabout at the Wellington Road 34 and Concession 7 intersection.
Because the interchange will introduce more and heavier traffic on Concession 7, the county is taking over this 2km stretch of road, between Maltby Road and Wellington Road 34, and renaming it Wellington Road 54.
There will also be a new road approximately 1.35 km long created to connect the new interchange to Concession 7 and Wellington Road 34.
This is anticipated to be a county road as well, and will be named Wellington Road 53.
Puslinch councillors were not opposed to the county taking over those roads and received the report for information.
Mike Fowler, township director of public works, parks and facilities, said there might be some savings to the township in terms of road rehabilitation and snow removal, but they would be nominal.