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Sep 6, 2022

Two Ways of Fixing Unsteady Portion of Philip Goldson Highway

Lennox Bradley

News Five asked Bradley how the ministry will seek to remedy the portion of the highway between miles three and five that is unsteady. He said there is a temporary fix and there’s a more permanent but very costly solution.


Lennox Bradley, Chief Engineer

“Really we have to look at the sort of pavement that we put there because the type of material that we have there is very challenging to deal with. The preferred option would be very expensive and I think we were trying to strike a balance between providing adequate access to the public and trying to remain within a reasonable cost – affordable cost you might refer to it, but it has not worked. So we have to revisit it now and we really have to expend what we should expend on that road for it to be a permanent solution, but it will be a bit expensive. It’s not a maintenance issue. If we go out there and maintain what we have out there it will be for maybe a year or two. If you could recall by Burton Canal, we have differential settlement and our strategy there is to rip it up, balance it, pave it over and it gives us another three years. So we either do the same thing on the Philip Goldson Highway to help with the consolidation or we put in something more permanent if the government can afford it.”


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