Road conditions a concern in Burin
Councillor calls for improvements
COLIN FARRELL/ THE SOUTHERN GAZETTE Eagle Road in Burin is one of the areas of concern for a councillor with the Town of Burin.
Burin councillor Everett Farwell believes the Department of Transportation and Works is not addressing some of the problems with roads in the town.
“There’s many areas I feel they are responsible for in relation to the pavement that are not enacted on,” Farwell said during a council meeting May 16.
If workers with the department don’t pass the areas during their commutes to and from work, or have not been made aware of them, town staff should bring the problems to their attention, he said.
“I think it’s about time that we have our director of public works go with a representative from (Transportation and Works) and show them the areas that need to be repaired in our town,” said Farwell.
With the summer tourism season quickly approaching, he said something needs to be done.
“There’s a sinkhole as far as I’m concerned… where you turn left in path end, that’s getting deeper by the month.”
Farwell said roads in the area need to be fixed properly, “and stop with the band-aid treatment they continue to do there – that whole area is deteriorating, it’s on an intersection.”
He said drivers must slam on their brakes, or cut to the opposite side of the road to avoid the hole.
“My main concern is there are on-going road repairs, which ( government) is responsible for, in other areas of our region, but for some reason the particularly bad areas need immediate attention, and not band-aid fixes.”