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Hanover approves Ridge Road work

By: Adriana Mingo

Posted: 05/19/2017 10:15 AM

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The price was right for the RM of Hanover, so they decided to pave Ridge Road with asphalt instead of the originally-planned micro seal.

During a special meeting Tuesday morning, council decided to approve a recommendation to pave Ridge Road (Road 32N) from Provincial Road 216 to Highway 12 with asphalt instead of micro seal.

"Originally, we got pricing to put micro seal on Ridge Road for three miles. The contractors came back and gave us a price on doing actual asphalt. The price was very good for the asphalt," said reeve Stan Toews.

"These prices, as our engineer said, are probably the best he’s seen in 15 years," he added.

The asphalt will cost the municipality an additional $70,000, said Toews. The price includes eight miles of Ridge Road, instead of three. The project’s total cost is $788,175.

Since the municipality is paving all of Ridge Road at once, they are pushing back fixing Hanover Road, which was scheduled to be done this year, to 2018 or 2019.

Toews said the asphalt is far superior to the micro seal, because there will be an inch of asphalt rather than patches of micro seal.

Ridge Road isn’t in bad shape, Toews said. However, it’s an old provincial road that has only seen patch work done since it was turned over to the municipality years ago.

"This will give a new life to that road. It’s a fairly traffic-heavy road. We did counts and we get close to 2,000 cars per day," said Toews.

The contractor, Bitumenix Paving, plan to start work after the May long weekend, Toews said.


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