Hwy 404 Extension - Noise and Safety Issues
The recently opened 404 extension has (a) created unacceptable noise levels which erode the quality of life for the residents in our community, (b) vastly decreased the enjoyment level of using the Sharon Hills Park, and (c) created a safety issue for our children using the park due to inadequate fencing. Projected increases in vehicular traffic over time will exacerbate the issues. Immediate action is necessary to rectify the problem. It is not difficult to imagine the magnitude of legal issues should adventurous children decide to climb the fence and suffer harm.
We, the residents of Sharon Hills and surrounding neighbourhoods in the Township of East Gwillimbury and Towns of Newmarket and Bradford, and concerned citizens of York Region and beyond, hereby demand that a physical barrier, which provides both sound dampening and safety for our children, and an earth berm, be constructed on the west side of the highway 404 extension from Green Lane in the south, to Mount Albert Roadin the north. In addition, mature trees that were removed from Sharon Hills Park should be replaced by equally mature trees upon completion of the barrier and berm to restore the natural setting of the community. Thank you for your support.