With the goal of maintaining its historic character while at the same time recognizing the realities of growth, New Tecumseth is in the process of developing a transportation plan.

The initiative is expected to build upon existing town, county and provincial plans but will consider the unique character of New Tecumseth which is comprised of several distinct communities.

Already two public information sessions have been held with the next scheduled for this Saturday, May 25, during the Beeton Honey and Garden Festival.

With promise that, “New Tecumseth will knit together all the diverse communities into a town that will maintain its small town character, and support rural, urban and agriculture heritage,” town officials believe a long-range and adapatable plan be put in place to update current infrastructure and to meet the needs of new. With a population currently at 34,000, the number is expect to almost double in the next 20 years and with that a need to move students, workers and commuters of all sorts.

The study will take two phases with the first looking at current problems, while the second will seek solutions.

Saturday’s information session will be held at a both set up on Main St. Beeton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents can also provide input through the town’s website.

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