Is your SD&G road getting paved? $7.6M in county paving approved

In this March 2018, file photo, a car drives east along a section of County Road 44 near the intersection of County Road 42. The highway was repaved in 2018. County council has approved $7.6 million in repaving work for 2019. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

SD&G – Parts of 11 county roads are being repaved this year as SD&G county council has approved $7.6 million in asphalt work.

Both contracts (one for the eastern section of SD&G and another for the west) came in under budget, which County Engineer Ben de Haan says is due to the way the projects were tendered this year. It was not due of the price of asphalt, which de Haan says was high.

The county separately tendered cold-in-place asphalt resurfacing – a recycling process where four inches of blacktop are stripped and ground up, a bonding agent is added and then it’s laid down again.

It’s estimated the paving surplus is about $1.1 million. But de Haan cautioned that could be quickly eaten up through an adjustment for asphalt cement pricing. Last year, the county suddenly found it had to pay $600,000 for that pricing adjustment.

Here is the list of roads getting hot mix asphalt this year:

  • County Road 1 – end of curb and gutter to Haddo Road
  • County Road 2 – east limit of Summerstown to 150 meters west of Pilon Point Road
  • County Road 6 – County Road 13 to Finch-Roxborough Boundary Road
  • County Road 12 – County Road 43 to the Canadian Pacific Railway crossing
  • County Road 18 – Proctor Road to County Road 34
  • County Road 19 – 0.5 kilometers west of County Road 17 to County Road 17
  • County Road 23 – 300 meters north of County Road 24 to Breadalbane Road
  • County Road 24 – County Road 20 to County Road 34
  • County Road 28 – County Road 8 to County Road 31
  • County Road 30 – north limit of Dunvegan to Prescott-Russell boundary
  • County Road 43 – northern leg of County Road 20 to County Road 30

The county will also be doing $218,000 in crack sealing as well as $367,496 in microsurfacing treatment for roads it shares with Leeds-Grenville.