Thousands of signatures are on a petition to bring back the access road from Highway 1 to Main Street in Balgonie. A petition to be presented to the Ministry of Highways has been circulating in the community and has close to three-thousand signatures on it. The road was closed permanently during construction of the new overpass, but it’s hurt the bottom line of a local business, The Diner. Owner Dick Champlone says layoffs and lost profits are now a common theme for him. He says he has laid off 4 people and has lost 50 per cent of his business because of the road closure.