Township expands road resurfacing program in Belgrave

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NORTH HURON – The 2021 hot mix supply and placement program will be expanded to include all roads owned by North Huron in Belgrave, using the extra gas tax money received earlier this year.

In a report to council, Jamie McCarthy, director of public works, said, “as part of the 2021 budget process, a total of $110,000 was allocated for resurfacing projects. These projects will be funded from Gas Tax funds. More Gas Tax funds were received in the amount of $150,000.”

During the 2021 budget deliberations, public works staff requested funds for the resurfacing of Wellington Street, Owen Street, Jordan Crescent, and part of Jordan Drive.

The current asphalt placement was completed in the 1980s when the subdivision was finished. By expanding the scope of the hot mix supply and placement program, the township will be keeping the age of all of the asphalt in this subdivision the same.

There would also be savings to the township related to the costs to mobilize and demobilize equipment, and milling joints at the start and end of the pavement.

The program’s expanded scope will be included with the tender awarded to Armstrong Paving and Materials Group Ltd for $40,000, exclusive of applicable taxes.

Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times

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