The Southeast Transportation Committee is set to have a meeting on Tuesday in Warman. The eleven committee members form across the southeast of the province will meet at 2 pm to discuss the highways in each of their areas and keep track of the highways that are in need of work. Councilor Dennis Moore is on the committee and will be at the meeting.
Moore shares, "We get together twice a year and we report to the Ministry of Highways as to what has changed in the last 6 months of the last year, in order to make the roads accessible and safe and to make it easier for people to get to places. It gives us an idea as to what we should be putting in the budget for a surface renewal or if we need new gravel or new signs."
The committee also discusses which highways are in dire need of repairs as well as any work that will increase traffic how they can keep the area safe from possible issues. As of late, they were informed that the highway from Torquay to the US border is in the Fall Tender to be resurfaced in the Spring.
Moore explains, "That road has been in very bad shape for a very long time and we will bring it up to a gravel road and as time goes and we find the money to put a dust free surface on it. That may happen sometime in the future but for now, they need a good rebuild and that is going to happen. We just finished nine kilometers south of Redvers that has been rebuilt with new pavement."
The Southeast Transportation Committee try to keep the highways safe for travel and to let the Ministry of Highways know when there are roads that are in dire need of work.