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Proposed ring road under fire

LONDON, Ont. -- The City of London is already planning ahead for construction of a ring road, which may be decades...


LONDON, Ont. — The City of London is already planning ahead for construction of a ring road, which may be decades from becoming a reality.

City council approved a plan this week that protects a corridor around the city for the future development of an expressway.

Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco voted to set aside land for the road, commenting that "The best thing is, we made a decision."

But not everyone is happy with the decision.

London resident Bill Demopoulos tells local media that "This is our third or fourth kick at the can and every time the experts keep saying a ring road isn’t necessary." He adds that the city will spend $10 million before any pavement is even laid down, despite the fact that traffic into the city hasn’t reached problematic levels.

But Coun. Cheryl Miller, among those who voted to set aside land for the road, says that it’s best to plan for the worst-case traffic scenario.


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