Montague council wants road replaced instead of patched

Steve Sharratt
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MONTAGUE — Patching crews are always a welcome sign of spring across the province, but town council here says at least two main roads need a complete facelift.

That is especially so since cavernous cavities peppering the highway into Montague and one of the main thoroughfares in the community are wreaking havoc on local vehicles.

“They are in deplorable condition and they are far beyond just needing a patch job,’’ Coun. John MacFarlane during council’s meeting here Monday.

MacFarlane was referring to Highway 4, the main road into town, and Fraser Street, which government said would be redone following the demolition of the old high school.

“The manhole at the corner of School Street and Fraser has a six-inch pothole almost half way around it,’’ said MacFarlane.

Many a school bus and car or truck has learned how to avoid that pothole, which is considered the worst in the town.

Highway 4 also took a major beating from a savage winter and while patching has been done this spring in the worst section, council agreed much of the road needs to be replaced.

“Patching is not suitable for some of the damage,’’ said MacFarlane noting the roadway is used by thousands of vehicles including heavy trucks.

Government has advised the town there are no plans to budget for rebuilding roads this year.

Organizations: Montague council

Geographic location: Fraser Street

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  • council
    May 28, 2014 - 19:45

    Montague mayor & council are useless. In for themselves, or whatever puffs the mayor up in his own mind. Agree with caringgal none of them should get back in.

  • caringgal
    May 28, 2014 - 14:55

    Many Town streets need fixing as well.Instead they're tearing up the beautiful waterfront and preparing for the hundreds of visitors they say will come to hear the music. On the best of days and talent,they were lucky to get a hundred.Get your priorities in order,and forget this is an election year!! None of the present council should get back in.