Following concerns surrounding road conditions, the mayors took the initiative to invite the Minister initially on the subject of the winter maintenance of Routes 11 and 17. At the same time, they were able to address the obvious need for wildlife fencing.
According to the Chairman of the Restigouche Regional Service Commission, Mr. Brad Mann
“We had fruitful discussions with the Minister and he understands that he has work to do. We appreciate that the minister came to meet with us. He is very open to collaboration and is committed to working with us to find solutions and it started immediately with a tour of the roads in question following the meeting.”
During the visit of the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, there was also question of wildlife fences. Several collisions have been recorded in recent years in the Restigouche region. The RSC has already been intervening for a few years to get the Province to take action in the matter. Again, Minister Carr has committed to develop a plan that will span over a few years to address hot spots.
“The mayors will also do their homework.”
comments Brad Mann, the RSC Chairman.
“We will identify hotspots in our regions to ensure that remediation is well targeted.”
The mayors felt the Miniser is open-minded and has a real will to improve the security of our citizens.