CAMPBELLTON, NB : The Restigouche Regional Service Commission is pleased to learn that following meetings in December 2022 and March 2023 with the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Honorable Jeff Carr, the department is implementing measures effective immediately concerning winter maintenance of Routes 11 and 17.
The Commission had invited Minister Carr to meet with the Mayors to share their concerns about winter road maintenance. Following the meeting, RSC Chairman took the Minister on a tour of our road throughout the region.
The department has confirmed to the Commission that the district has implemented measures, including:
• Road patrol will be in place 7 days a week from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for Routes 11 and 17 between Dalhousie and Saint Quentin. This will be done by additional internal program staff. Patrols during normal hours from 4am to 10pm are covered by Area Supervisors who monitor the roads based on forecasts and weather stations. This service will be extended to weekends to provide 7 day coverage.
• 2 plows will be made available to plow from Routes 11/17 between Dalhousie and Saint Quentin between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
• The district will continue with an additional grader at the Upsalquitch Hill to maintain that section of road.
“We have met with Minister Carr and asked for action to be taken for the citizens of our region. Once again, we have seen a minister who is very reactive and we are grateful for that. We received confirmation of the implementation of the new measures only 15 days after our meeting with Minister Carr.”
says Brad Mann, Chairman of the RSC.
“This plan will be implemented immediately and will continue until the end of the winter season.”
Contact: Brad Mann, Président/Chairman 506-760-1960 / Jean-Guy Levesque, Vice-Président / Vice President 506-759-5852