Decommissioning or Repairing of Thin Membrane Roads

Res #: 49-16A
Number: 49
Year: 2016
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No

WHEREAS numerous thin membrane roads were assigned by the Department of  Highways to be maintained by municipalities; and

WHEREAS damage occurred by increased trucking commodities amount to thousands of  dollars per kilometer to repair and most municipalities are unable to properly maintain  these thin membrane roads because of a lack of equipment and escalating repair costs;  and

WHEREAS to decommission or repair these roads in an environmentally friendly manner  carries an estimated cost of $100,000.00 per kilometer;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial and Federal Governments to assist  municipalities when the roads are being decommissioned or repaired.