Service Road name change abandoned

A section of Service Road in Cornwall, Ont, looking east, as seen in this May 2018 file photo. The city is abandoning a name change request for the road after it got over a dozen comments from the public, all giving thumbs-down to the change. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The city is dropping a name change proposal for a road, just north of Highway 401.

Service Road runs between McConnell Avenue and Boundary Road along the northern edge of the freeway.

A proposal last month by Dr. Alexander Campbell was to rename it McLennan Road to honour the McLennan pioneers who settled in the area – descendants of Colonel Roderick R. McLennan.

But in a report for Monday’s council meeting, Clerk Manon Levesque says they have received over a dozen comments – all of them objections to the name change.

Most of those objections relate to the time for residents to change their address with various billing companies and the cost of the change of address with the post office.

There’s also concern about confusion because there’s already a McLennan Avenue in Cornwall (a dead end street off Fifth Street West).

Given all the objections, the request never made it to the Commemorative Naming Committee.