Traffic on Pooles Road

Cheryl Browne writes in today’s Barrie Examiner, When worlds collide: Midhurst residents say drivers picking up too much speed when they leave the city.

A group of Midhurst residents are fearing for the safety of their children after a car left the road and crashed into a neighbour’s driveway recently.

Lori Hodgson, 33, said she and her husband, Tim, were asleep around 11 p.m., last Saturday, when the car skidded off the road and smashed into the culvert in front of their Pooles Road home, destroying their drainage ditch and driveway.

“The police couldn’t say if speed was a factor, but it’s certainly been a problem all summer,” she said

In a reply that could be true in at least 2 ways, Springwater Township director of planning and public works, Mr. Brad Sokach is quoted as saying:

…Pooles Road homeowners will see many changes to vehicular traffic if updates to the Official Plan are approved at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) level.

Yes. Lots of changes planned for Midhurst in the next twenty years: population 3,500 to 31,000 — +11.5% each year, compounded, +8.8 times 2011

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