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Old Posted Aug 5, 2008, 8:39 AM
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coalmine--I do get your point--got it a long time ago--I disagree with it, but I hear it. My post was in response to another poster's assertion that this interchange is being built only to service sprawl--and more bluntly, that the safety component of the upgrade was "stupid".

Though I do not have the MTO documents at my disposal--I believe it was volume increases primarily on Highway 6 that necessitated the upgrades from 403 to Clappison's--important to note that this is a Highway 6 project--not a Highway 5 project. I would argue that the vast majority of the traffic increases on Highway 6 are entirely unrelated to any sprawl development at the intersection--it is in fact primarily "in transit" traffic that is the issue. Thus, any corelation between the upgrades and sprawl is spurious.
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