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Pictou County Councillors Look to Disccuss Priorities for Repairing Local Roads with Provincial Transportation Officials

Pictou County Warden Robert Parker said councillors would like to see changes with how the province deals with roads in need of repair.

Parker said councillors often bring in reports from residents displeased with the state of local roads. Parker joked there are so many roads in disarray, they could do five a night and never run out.

At the same time, Parker said District 12 councillor Chester Dewar mentioned how pleased he was with the road work in his district.

 

Parker said councillors often bring in reports from residents displeased with the state of local roads. Parker joked there are so many roads in disarray, they could do five a night and never run out.

At the same time, Parker said District 12 councillor Chester Dewar mentioned how pleased he was with the road work in his district.

During a recent meeting of council, members heard a response from Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal minister Lloyd Hines in regards to two local roads; Route 347 between Thorburn and East River St. Mary’s, and Route 289 in Little Harbour.

In the letter, Hines noted the 347 is not on the province’s Five-Year Highway Improvement Plan, but was identified as a local area priority for future repaving and it will be added to the plan as soon as possible. Hines stated the 289 is planned for repaving in 2022/2023 as part of the Five-Year Plan.

Parker said council invited DTIR area manager Greg Chisholm to attend an upcoming council meeting to see if there is a better way to handle issues surrounding roads. The warden said he would like to have councillors be able to provide more information to residents calling with concerns.

 

 

Parker also said council wants to discuss bridges, including the Springville bridge.