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Queen Street in Perth will get remedial work to improve conditions

by | Dec 4, 2019 | Local News | 1 comment

The town is planning to do some remedial work on Queen Street in Perth In response to complaints brought forward through a delegation in November from residents of the street.

Director of Environmental Services Grant Machan says it will start with snow placement this winter, followed by more work in the spring. He says at that time they will look at doing some hot patching on some recurring problem areas and look at the drainage system to see if it can be improved.

The measures are meant to avoid a complete reconstruction of the street.

That would cost the town upwards of $200,000 and at this time Queen Street, which is a low volume street, is not on the existing 10 year capital plan.

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  1. Sebastian Anders

    According to some longtime residents of Perth, patching up of Queen street is what the town has done for the past 60 years, ignoring the fact that the street is actually sinking, hence the reason the sidewalk is all broken up and below the surface of the street, when in fact it is supposed to be 6 inches above.

    As for improved snow removal, if the way it was handled two days ago is an example of such improvement by piling up the snow in every resident’s driveway and on the sidewalk while thoroughly clearing the other side of the street so the students can park their cars, then someone at city hall has missed the boat. However, it is also odd that someone did in fact clear the sidewalk starting from the next door neighbour to Victoria, leaving the rest of the street sidewalk piled high with snow.


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