Provincial highway failing in Millet, council implores province for repairs

To address and hopefully repair what Town of Millet engineers are calling a roadway in “danger of immediate failure'...

Millet town council discussed the condition of #616.

To address and hopefully repair what Town of Millet engineers are calling a roadway in “danger of immediate failure” town council is sending a letter to Minister of Infrastructure Brian Mason.

CAO Teri Pelletier says Sec. Hwy. #616, the highway leading west out of Millet, is failing in many spots.

If the province were to redo the top layer of the road it would help prolong its life.

“However we can’t touch that road. It’s a provincial road, it’s not our road,” said Pelletier added.

Pelletier explained to council engineers say in danger of immediate failure because the base of the road is beginning to crumbling. “If you don’t get that top layer on soon the base will crumble.”

Pelletier feels the road project will be low on the province’s list of priorities. However, as project costs would be small she is hoping if the province is in the area for another project they will just tack it on to their list and complete the work.

The letter states, “We would request that you please have this road analyzed and we hope that repairs can be done in the immediate future to avoid complete failure.”

“If the base starts failing you’re looking at three to four times the costs,” said Pelletier.

Coun. Doug Peel says the high water table in the area could be the reason for the failure and feels that should be looked into.

“We don’t know because I’m not paying our engineer to look that closely. It’s not our road,” said Pelletier.


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