Morris mayor Gavin van der Linde spending some time in the local coffee shop.


The new mayor of Morris is optimistic reconstruction Highway 75 through town will finally begin.

Gavin van der Linde says spring of 2011 will be the official start date for the project.

Meanwhile, van der Linde is hopeful some tangible progress will be made over the next four year on flood proofing Highway 75. He says the province is currently conducting a hydrologic study to determine how the flow of water would be impacted by diverting the Morris River further north.

Van der Linde says keeping Highway 75 open during periods of flood is critical to the long term economic development of Morris