Keep Rte 246 Breadalbane Road open year round, and improve its condition, as it is the direct route between communities of Breadalbane and Emerald. Only an additional 1.6km of road that needs to be plowed. The alternative to traveling between the communities requires several additional km on either the North or South alternative routes.
February 5, 2016 – Just got a call from the DOT and they said it IS being plowed, and maybe there is confusion because of signs that were left up until after Christmas indicating that it wasn’t. He thought the signs have been removed. Also, because it is a clay road with some soft spots if the temperature goes to 4 or 5 degrees above zero they stay off so they don’t damage the road.
February 5, 2016 – Contacted by constituent indicating that road is still not being plowed. Sending email to Minister of Transportation.
Paula Biggar <firstname.lastname@example.org> 11/30/15 12:51 PM >>
Just had an update from highways and this particular road does get plowed so should not be issue this winter.
The policy remains as noted in regard to other areas not plowed.
Hon. Paula Biggar MLA
Tyne Valley Linkletter
Minister of Transportation Infrastructure Energy and Status of Women
From: Bradley Trivers
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 12:01 PM
To: Paula Biggar; Matthew MacKay
Cc: Darren Chaisson; John MacQuarrie; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Fw: Plow routes
Paula – as discussed, the Breadalbane Rd (Rte 246) provides an important link between the communities of Emerald and Breadalbane, but it is closed during the winter. There are about 1.6 km of this road that need to be plowed. With it un-plowed there are two routes between the communities – one going around North that is about 8km, and the other going around South that is about 12km. With this section plowed the total distance between the communities is less than 3.5km.
At a cost of $4000/km to plow, and with the significant impact to two communities, my constituents would like to see this road plowed this winter. I believe Duffy’s held the plow contract last winter.
MLA District 18 Rustico-Emerald