Roads 10 Roundtables wrap up

By Lindsay Advocate

Since September, seven Roads 101 Roundtables have been held across the municipality. The tour saw 300 residents and 48 panellists participate in the discussions.

“The Roads 101 Roundtables delivered a variety of important comments and suggestions,” said Deputy Mayor Elmslie. “All the recommendations are currently being compiled for a final report that we look forward to bringing to Council soon. I believe we’ve achieved our goal of providing residents with solid information about the challenges the municipality faces with our road network and Councillors and Senior Roads Staff have reached a better understanding of constituents’ issues and concerns. Thank you to all the panellists and residents that came out, it was a pleasure hearing from you.”

Recommendations from each session will be compiled in a report to be presented to Council later this year. The report will include a full list of recommendations, however some of the common themes in the recommendations were:

  • Expand resources and funding to improve life cycle maintenance of roads
  • Ramping up the amount of upgrades to renew roads that are in need
  • Stronger enforcement of heavy trucks and oversized loads to protect roads

The municipality thanks everyone that provided questions and feedback through Jump In Kawartha Lakes, the new online engagement site that allows residents to join the conversation on issues and projects affecting the community.

The City has received valuable feedback about its roads through the platform and encourages residents to continue using it to have their say on a variety of municipal issues and projects going forward. The Roads 101 content continues to be available for viewing.

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