Ile-Perrot residents plan action as forest road opens

WATCH ABOVE: Ile-Perrot residents promise to keep a watchful eye on traffic after their green space was cut down to make way for a road. Billy Shields reports.

ILE-PERROT – It’s been almost a year of controversy and months of clear cutting through a forest on du Boisé street – but residents still can’t believe their beloved green space is gone.

READ MORE: Ile Perrot residents continue fight for local forest at city council

The area was cleared to make room for a road between rue du Boisé and Avenue du Parc.

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Construction is over and residents say they’re going to count the number of cars that pass through.

READ MORE: Clear cutting begins for new road in Ile-Perrot

“When this street opens I’m ready to photograph cars,” said Michael Moore, who lives on the corner of du Boise and Parc.

Residents are furious over the loss of green space – not to mention, the possible traffic woes that may arise since it will allow people going from Perrot boulevard to short-cut through to Grand boulevard.

The new road includes 18 parking spaces.

Residents said they’ve been frustrated by a lack of information and clarity after the vote passed last year to extend the street.

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