PC Party Says They Will Tackle Repairs To Rural Roads In The Province

Left – Nova Scotia PC Party Leader Tim Houston (Facebook)

The PC Party of Nova Scotia says rural Nova Scotians will be able to count on repairs to old, neglected roads under a Tim Houston PC Government.

The party says they have the solutions to make driving in rural Nova Scotia safer for residents, ambulances, and tourists.  They are advertising their plan as the most significant rural road growth plan in Nova Scotia history. The PC’s say it would double the Gravel Road Reconstruction Program (GRRP) budget to $40,000,000 and the Rural Impact Mitigation Fund (RIM) to $22,000,000 per year.

“To ensure the safety and reliability of our roads, we have to look at areas that are in the greatest need of repair – predominantly, our rural communities,” says Houston.

“While the Liberals have used our roads programs to reward their own constituencies, a PC Government will take politics out of the equation and make the needed repairs wherever necessary.”

According to their plan The Gravel Road Reconstruction Program will fund projects including ditching, culvert replacement, brush cutting and a reconstruction of the road base with eight inches of gravel. At the same time, the Rural Impact Mitigation Fund will proactively rebuild roads to improve the structure and drainage.

“Community safety needs to be paramount. It is unacceptable that the Liberals have allowed some roads to deteriorate to the point where residents fear first responders may not be able to reach them in emergencies,” says Houston.  

“Having safe, reliable roads is key to creating the quality of life that attracts tourists, migrants, and immigrants to our province.”

The PC Party says their plan will double the number of kilometers repaired each year which, on average, are 25-30km of repairs each year in every rural constituency.

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