Sweeping, paving discussed

  • May. 25, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The long winter has meant delays for the roadside sweeping program, according to O’Brien Road and Bridge. Their stakeholders’ update was discussed at Queen Charlotte council May 16. The update noted that sweeping was to begin in early May, but councillor Kris Olsen was still wondering when Queen Charlotte’s main thoroughfare would be cleaned. When it does begin, O’Brien Road and Bridge ask that people not park on areas that have not been swept. “We would like to accomplish this work with the least amount of inconvenience to you and get it completed in as few passes as possible to minimize our time in each area.” Also in the plans this summer is some paving work between Port and Masset. Surface treatment on many sections of the highway will be taking place and fresh oil and sand on the road will require that drivers slow down. Shoulder work is planned between New Town and the Masset airport and roadside brushing and ditching will take place throughout the summer. There will be minor delays on Tow Hill Road during gravelling and grading work and they have tentatively planned to re-deck the Sangan River Bridge. Due to its narrow width, keeping a lane open will not be possible. To minimize delays, the work will be completed in sections with regular intervals planned for opening the bridge to traffic.

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