Road con­di­tions a con­cern in Burin

Coun­cil­lor calls for im­prove­ments

The Southern Gazette - - MUNICIPAL -

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.”

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