$200K in road work
BY ANGELA BROWN
Staff Motorists will see more road improvements now that North Glengarry has purchased about $180,000 in asphalt to repair a total of 8.2 kilometres of black top.
The township accepted Cornwall Gravel’s tender for $178,915, the lowest of three bids received, for a variety of hard-top milling and patch-work maintenance projects. “This is a maintenance activity. For example, on Power Dam Road just north of town, the centre-line is cracked and showing signs of wear, but 80 per cent of the road is in good condition,” explained public works director Ryan Morton. “We are focusing on correcting the issues on the centre-line to preserve the road instead of pulverizing and paving the entire thing. There are a few areas that need to be cut and paved as well.”
Mayor Chris McDonell and Coun. Jacques Massie want to the township to fix a 300-foot section of Kenyon Dam Road. Mr. Morton related the township can’t respond to every request because it must follow its schedule that is set at budget time. However, he will assess the condition of the road to see if anything can be done. He said the township’s program aims to “squeeze and preserve the life out of every hard-top road that is of relatively good condition.” The township hopes to get another 10 to 12 more years from these roads by making the improvements. Crews will work on Power Dam, McCormick, Old Military, Lochinvar, Tannery, Brodie and Lorne School Roads.
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