$200K in road work

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - News

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.

FOR ALL AGES: Is­abella Poirier, 14, with her dad, Dean Poirier, from Wil­liamstown, was the youngest fisher.

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