by Mike Robinson.
ABERFOYLE – Morriston should be a “growing” community this spring as its long-awaited streetscape project gets underway.
At a public open house on Feb. 4, Aaron Hill, a landscape architect with MacKinnon and Associates, updated members of the community on the project.
Hill explained he has worked with Puslinch councillors on the project for a little over two years.
The big news, Hill told the close to 20 people gathered, is that the Ministry of Transportation has finally allowed an encroachment permit for the first phase of the work. Hill said the plan had to comply with various regulations and setbacks as determined by the MTO and Ontario Hydro.
“The MTO has a great number of regulations regarding setbacks and tree planting. Hydro One has a great number of setbacks from their hydro lines as well, and there are quite a few overhead hydro lines in Morriston, which conflicted with a number of planting locations,” said Hill.
He noted three main areas were identified where work might be done…