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Research demonstrates "viability, necessity" of closing Cootes Mac student says using road jeopardizes ongoing survival of turtle populations BY CRAIG CAMPBELL Wednesday, July 9, 2003 Dundas Star News ______________ Drivers would accept the closure of Cootes Drive, a main access into Dundas, because the road poses a serious threat to an endangered turtle species, says a third-year McMaster student. And Julia Croome, an arts and science student who investigated the effect of the road on surrounding turtle populations and the possibility of closing the road for environmental reasons, believes much more research must be done on the road before the construction of a 565-space parking lot that would only increase traffic on the road. She said a detailed traffic study of Cootes Drive would be very useful. "It doesn't appear that in-depth environmental studies were made before the road was built in '42, and I'd be interested in whether any are being made ab