Border-crossers to be stopped for Akwesasne, MTO survey

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

AKWESASNE – If you’re heading to Cornwall Island today (Wednesday) be prepared to go through a survey checkpoint.

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is conducting a travel pattern survey for the border along with the Ministry of Transportation.

The information collected will be used for long-range planning for the MTO and for economic development and community planning for Akwesasne.

The MCA says roughly 15 per cent of southbound traffic will be randomly selected at the Akwesanse Mohawk Police Service-controlled survey work area, however, participation is voluntary.

The survey checkpoint outside the Peace Tree Mall will start at noon and will run until noon on Thursday.

Additional surveys will be held at the following times:

  • Midnight Aug. 15 to 11:59 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Peace Tree Mall
  • 10 a.m. Aug. 18 to 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Canadian border plaza
  • Midnight Aug. 29 to 11:59 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Canadian border plaza
  • There are rain dates on Aug. 20 and Aug. 26

The information collected won’t be used to identify people, their vehicle or goods in their vehicles, says the MCA.

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