Stratford Eagerly Anticipating the Active Transportation Lane on Hillsborough Bridge
Posted on 07/10/2020
Image of a person in a walking motionFor Immediate Release: July 10, 2020

The Town of Stratford is thrilled to learn that the active transportation lane on the Hillsborough Bridge has been moved up by three years and will now be completed in 2020.

“The recent announcement by Minister Steven Myers has been an extremely exciting one for residents, council and staff,” said Stratford Mayor Steve Ogden. “We thank the provincial and federal governments for proceeding with this project sooner and we are really looking forward to this safe active transportation lane to be completed. As the fastest growing community in the province, it will be a game changer for residents looking to safely cross the busy Hillsborough Bridge on foot or bicycle.”

Town staff recently spoke with representatives from the Province of PEI and were pleased to hear that the recommendations of a joint active transportation committee for a particular design, though with some minor alterations, has been selected as the design. Further details on the selected design are expected to be released by the Province of PEI by early August.

“An active transportation network connecting the Town of Stratford to the City of Charlottetown and further destinations west”, added Ogden, “has been a priority of current and past councils as well as something that has repeatedly ranked high on our annual resident survey results. Though out of our control to construct, we have been advocating for this lane for many years and look forward to our first trip across it later this year.”

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For more information please contact:

Wendy Watts, Community & Business Engagement Manager
Phone: (902) 569-1995
Email: wwatts@townofstratford.ca

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