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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Road and Sidewalk Assessment Coming for South Bruce Peninsula

South Bruce Peninsula | by John Divinski  

South Bruce Peninsula has 430 kilometres of 2-lane roads and approximately 21 kilometres of sidewalk.


South Bruce Peninsula has approved spending just over $97,000 for a consultant to look into a road needs study and a sidewalk condition assessment.

South Bruce Peninsula has 430 kilometres of 2-lane roads and approximately 21 kilometres of sidewalk and it's been years since either has been studied to see what's needed to improve and meet current standards.

Director of Public Works Lara Widdifield says the idea is to take stock of what the town has through studies of road use and the sidewalk use.

Widdifield says the consultant will be doing traffic counts on the roads, later this Spring, and then into the Summer and Fall.

Mayor Janice Jackson says the idea is to create an inventory list that can be presented to council, prior to next year's budget session.

Money for the work is coming from Gas Tax Funding and Public Works Reserves.  

The study includes all of South Bruce Peninsula.

The last roads needs study was done about 5 years ago.  

The last sidewalk assessment was done in 2005.

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