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Brock’s rural road rehab program moving to next phase


DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard


BROCK: Local rural roads will continue to see improvements this year, as the township recently announced its Rural Road Rehabilitation Plan will soon be moving onto Phase 2.

The Rural Road Rehabilitation Plan was originally implemented in 2023, with the goal of repairing longstanding issues on roads which had been previously double surface treated. This initial phase covered several areas of Brock, including sections of Concession Road 11, Concession Road 13, and Concession Road 14. The reconstruction efforts on these roadways have been deemed successful, and this year will see the gravel sections return to being double surface treated, for a smooth transition.

As the municipality enters Phase 2, of the Rural Road Rehabilitation Plan, the focus in 2024 will be on sections of Concession Road 11 and Concession Road 14. As well, sections of Simcoe St./Townline between Regional Road 48 and Regional Road 15 are planned to be upgraded. This work will be carried out in conjunction with the City of Kawartha Lakes, with each municipality making equal contributions to the project.

The road rehab project is a four-year plan which will see historic levels of investment, to repair Brock’s hard-topped backroads. A similar project was carried out in Uxbridge, starting in 2011, with tremendous success.

The investment this year includes $550,000, to complete the work in Phase 1, as well as a further $538,000, to the new work in Phase 2. There is also $375,000 included in the budget for gravel replacement.

Regional Councillor, Mike Jubb was enthusiastic about the project and reminded residents to be patient, as this important infrastructure work is carried out, later this year.

“I ask our residents for patience as we endeavour to repair the issues from years ago which were never completed correctly,” commented Councillor Jubb. “Unfortunately, this costs us all and will take a few years to fix.”

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