POLITICS
10/27/2011 10:35 EDT | Updated 12/27/2011 05:12 EST

More options needed for controversial highway project, says P.E.I. Tory leader

CHARLOTTETOWN - P.E.I.'s Opposition leader says the governing Liberals must present alternatives to the controversial construction of a highway through a provincial park.

The government is proposing rerouting a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway through Strathgartney Provincial Park in Churchill.

It says the changes would create a straighter highway by eliminating dangerous curves.

The government has been holding public information sessions on the proposal.

But Tory Leader Olive Crane says Islanders can't be properly consulted unless they're given other viable options.

Transportation critic Steven Myers says solutions can be found to highway safety issues without compromising the park.