Haliburton County wants to take steps to extend the life of Glamorgan Road. At today’s  Roads Committee meeting, members learned that three kilometres of road north of County Road 503 is not stable due to poor drainage. The report to the committee says drainage on the stretch of road can be improved by removing the bedrock to allow water to drain from the road base.

The 2018 budget includes $200,000 for the work but the quote from the contractor came in at nearly half-price. Because of that, the roads committee will recommend to council that more rock be blasted on the opposite side of the road. The extra cost of just under $21,000 would still keep the project under budget. C.A.O. Mike Rutter tells the My Haliburton Now newsroom that re-surfacing a road is seven times less expensive than having to replace the base.

When the work will start will likely be determined later this month if council approves the recommendation at its meeting on April 25th.