The final phase of the Sandy Falls Road reconstruction is getting the green light from Timmins city council. It’s costing almost $530,000 dollars to do the maintenance. This project has been in the works since 2013.
The expense raised a lot of questions around the council table over how and why specific rural roads are picked for construction. Mayor Steve Black says Sandy Falls was chosen because it has been on the priority list for a while. He says it’s also due to the number of motorists on the road, and the quality of it.
However, Black also points out the priority list of rural roads is going to be under review. Right now, cracks in the road, potholes, and underground service lines all bump certain areas up on the list. However council will be looking at the list, and possibly making some changes.
There are currently over 60 roads on the priority list. The first part of the process is expected to begin at council tonight.