No paving for CB High­way

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER THE COM­PASS

“Some­times the best way to make peo­ple think is to ask a ques­tion.”

Of­fi­cials with the Town of Bay Roberts do not an­tic­i­pate the sec­tion of the Con­cep­tion Bay High­way from Saw­dust Road to L.T. Stick Drive will be paved be­fore win­ter sets in.

Since the town has started its cur­rent sewer project, the road has been a prob­lem to the thou­sands of mo­torists who travel over the road each day.

The road is drive­able, but just barely. There are ruts from one end to the other, mo­torists say.

Although, there are spots of patch paving done, it is in dire need of a per­ma­nent up­grade.

The in­fra­struc­ture up­grade be­tween Saw­dust and the turnoff to L.T. Stick Drive is the sec­ond phase of a project started al­most two years ago.

Nigel Black, the chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer with Bay Roberts, said there have been “sev­eral

“We were orig­i­nally given ev­ery in­di­ca­tion that it would (be fin­ished).”

de­lays” to the project be­fore the dead­line that the De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Works will al­low for sur­face course as­phalt on their roads.

“We were orig­i­nally given ev­ery in­di­ca­tion that it would (be fin­ished),” he stated.

The dead­line gen­er­ally falls on Oct. 15, but this year, it was ex­tended for an­other week.

Once that week passed, paving was no longer per­mit­ted.

Black said the town hopes to have the road paved “as soon as pos­si­ble in the spring.”

nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

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