They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and that is exactly what the Southeast Transportation Committee is banking on when it comes to fixing highways in the province. Number one on their priority list is Highway #47. 

"Right now," shared Dennis Moore, Chairman of the Southeast Transportation Committee, "all we're trying to do is get their attention, and we have their attention to do some work on north end up to Highway #1 because it's where the worst of it is especially if it rains."

"Right now it's beat up so bad that the ordinary people in their cars don't' want to travel because it's too rough."

He added that not only is the north section of Highway #47 in need of work, but so is the south section. 

"From Estevan to the US border, that's the other one we want to get some attention on that because it's getting beyond dangerous for the people who are travelling that every day for work or coming in from the US."

He knows that the government has limited funds and they can't fix every road in the province right away, but by keeping the pressure on, he hopes that it will convince them to fix those roads sooner rather than later.

"It's on the table every month and then come October, the eleven groups of us get together and meet with the ministry and again review what is happening for this part of the province. Then we compare notes as to who's accomplished what and how did they get it done and what share of the total cost are we getting from the government."

He added that the committee is an advisory board to the Ministry of Highways and the only way they can know about which highways are giving people problems is if those people let them know. He encourages concerned citizen to get in touch with their concerns so they can be forwarded on to the committee.

 

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