$3.4 million earmarked for road, culvert work
North Glengarry’s roads and culverts will receive more than $3 million worth of renovation work, thanks to the new United Counties budget.
The most expensive project by far is a stretch of County Road 21 that runs from County Road 34 to the Old Military Road in Lochiel. The price tag is just over $1.1 million.
Another stretch of County Road 21 – this one running from Lorne School Road to Glen Sandfield – is also earmarked for repairs and is expected to cost close to $1 million.
Work on County Road 46 in Alexandria should cost about $374,000. Counties transportation department is also planning on repairing the Campbell Municipal Drain Culvert ($296,000) and East Scotch River Bridge ($520,000.)
Although South Glengarry is slated to receive substantially less work, it’s identified two projects that are considered high priorities should the counties be successful in procuring federal and provincial grants. The first project is to rehabilitate an approximate- ly 11-km section of County Road 2 from Lancaster to County Road 23 near Bainsville. The cost of this project is estimated at $2,848,000.
The other project would be to pulverize and resurface a 10 km stretch of County Road 23 from County Road 2 to County Road 18. As for work earmarked for South Glengarry, the counties is planning on spending $70,000 for the County Road 17 culvert lining and $ 342,000 for the Woods Creek Culvert.