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Highway 6 Bypass Project:

On March 29, 2016, the Province of Ontario announced it is moving forward with plans to improve traffic flow on Highway 6 between Freelton and Guelph, which will create jobs and reduce congestion.

This project includes a new five kilometre route that bypasses the community of Morriston and provides an improved connection to Highway 401 and the Hanlon Expressway in Guelph.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is moving forward with a Preliminary Design Review and Detailed Design under the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for improvements to Highway 6 and Highway 401 in the Township of Puslinch, Wellington County, and the City of Hamilton. Interested persons are encouraged to visit the project website to obtain additional information, provide comments or to be placed on the project mailing list.

See below for information on the Highway 6 bypass:

Highway 6 Bypass Area Map

Ontario Moving Forward on Morriston By-Pass 

For more information regarding the Highway 6 bypass project contact Mr. Roger Ward - Area Manager, Highway Engineering, Ministry of Transportation (519) 873-4549 or email

Morriston Streetscaping Project:

The Morriston Highway 6 Streetscape Strategy was created to help mitigate traffic concerns and improve the pedestrian environment. This plan builds upon recent initiatives in Morriston, which include larger speed signs, zebra striping of the main intersection off Highway 6 and Badenoch Street and the community safety zone.

The Township has allocated funding in its 2013 and 2014 Capital Budget for this project. The remaining funds are proposed to be budgeted in 2015 and 2016.

An application has been made to the Ministry of Transportation to approve and implement the plan.

Severances and Lot Line Adjustments:

The County of Wellington's Land Division Committee is responsible for the processing and approvals of both severances and lot line adjustments within the Township. Application forms can be found on the County of Wellington's website

Site Alteration:

The site alteration by-law was passed in the Township to prohibit or regulate the alteration of property within the Township. You can also fill out a site alteration application.

Site Plan:

A site plan approval application is required for commercial, industrial, and institutional proposals to: construct a new building or structure, construct an addition to an existing building or structure, and undertake major siteworks. The site plan control by-law was passed by the Township for site plan approvals.


The Township of Puslinch Zoning By-law governs the use of land in the following ways:

  • Where buildings and other structures can be located
  • The types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used
  • The lot size and dimensions, lot coverage, building height, and setbacks
  • Shoreline buffer areas, landscaping areas, planting strips, parking requirements

If a proposed use is not permitted in the zoning for a property or if the standards of that zone can't be met by a proposed development, an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment may be needed to change or amend the existing zoning. You may also be interested in viewing the Zoning By-law Amendment Guidelines.

Zoning By-law 19/85 - April 2018 Consolidation