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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gravel Road Grievance

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

A Councillor in Brockton is upset about the state of their gravel roads.

Brockton Councillor Anne Louise Gibbons says something has to be done about the state of their gravel roads.

She says the roads are in terrible shape and it raises serious safety concerns for motorists.

Gibbons suggest about 175 of the 185 kilometres of gravel roads in Brockton need upgrades.

Gibbons claims she has had a few close calls of driving into a ditch because of what she calls "soft spongy condition of the dirt roads."

Gibbons says she has also been flooded with calls and emails from people complaining about the state of the roads.

Brockton Staff agree -- they say this past winter has been particularly hard on the gravel roads, with the frost causing the roads to heave up in many places.

Gibbons wants Council to develop a five year plan for its gravel road system.

A special roads committee is looking at the issue.

Gibbons also wants Council to take their annual roads tour early this year so they can experience the state of the gravel roads.


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