Bridge Inspection Funding
Res #: 13-21M
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
WHEREAS the are currently more than 1430 bridges in various RMs in the province: and WHEREAS a portion of these bridges are inspected every three years and funded through the Rural Integrated Roads for Growth program as administrated by SARM; and WHEREAS per the tendering process, these inspections are carried out by different engineering firms, resulting in inconsistencies in these inspections. BE IT RESOLVED RMs can opt out of the Rural Integrated Roads for Growth program to engage the services of an independent engineer for the purpose of inspection, maintenance, and repair of their own bridges and that the funding still be made available, proportionate to the number of bridges per the relevant RM, at a rate equal to the funding approved for these inspections.