PICTOU – County council will be once again asking the province to pave some of its j-class roads.
Councillors agreed during a property finance meeting Monday to resubmit its priority list for work on some of its j-class roads.
Coun. David Parker said the county and province came to an agreement in 1995 that the province would take over the maintenance of j-class roads and the county would pay $47,000 per kilometre each year to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure for their work.
Separate to this agreement, some of the work could be cost-shared dollars to upgrade these roads.
Councillors were told that when the county submits its own priorities, it goes into TIR’s list maintenance projects for the year. The same list was submitted last year, but none of the j-class roads were paved in 2012.
“Typically, in the past, we were putting in a few roads and a few were getting repaved,” he said. “We were rejected last year. We are trying to hedge our bets this year.”