Gravel Roads

Posted at 7:20 am on April 11, 2017

One local MLA has mixed feelings about the new “Gravel Road Capital Program” that was unveiled last week.  PC MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster thinks a new gravel road budget of 10 million dollars is a great investment for the province.
This new plan, however, comes after the government spent about 6 million dollars less per year over the last 4 years. MacMaster says this plan is something he has been wanting for years:
MacMaster says that this plan comes too late, as many roads have not been getting the attention they’ve needed over the last couple years.

Posted at 1:15 pm on April 7, 2017

There’s provincial funding to fix the province’s gravel roads.  Today, the province announced a Gravel Road Capital Program.  It includes new annual funding of $10-million.  There’s $3.4 million for Guysborough, Antigonish, Richmond, Inverness and Victoria Counties and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.  Another $2.7 million will go to Cumberland, Colchester and Pictou Counties.
Gravel roads will be evaulated and repairs will be prioritized based on traffic volumes and road conditions, such as potholes, poor drainage, loss of gravel, soft areas and roadside vegetation.
There are 84-hundred kilometres of gravel roads in Nova Scotia.