FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 18, 2023
QUEEN’S PARK – With it being more than a year since Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Bobbi Ann Brady first asked Minister of Transportation about the re-construction of the Caledonia bridge, she wrote to the new minister yesterday to make him aware of the issues.
Brady brought the issue of the Caledonia bridge up in the Ontario Legislature three times with former minister Caroline Mulroney. The answers to the questions could be summed up as the preparations were ready, leaving Brady frustrated and wondering what the hold up was.
“I was told by your predecessor that the project was a priority, and they are currently in consultation with First Nations. We know this work has already been done,” Brady wrote.
She pointed out that many locals have told her the load restrictions aren’t always as followed. Brady told the minister she had seen the mayhem that ensued personally when an ambulance with lights flashing and sirens blaring crossed the bridge.
“I am fearful there will be a bridge failure, resulting in loss of human life, with the expected national news coverage,” Brady said in the letter.
She concluded by asking, for now the fourth time, when the re-construction will start and what the hold-up is.
For more information, contact MPP Bobbi Ann Brady at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]