Saturday , 16 October 2021

Lac La Biche County fixing potholes in provincial highway

At this past Tuesday’s Council meeting, the poor condition of Main Street in the hamlet of Lac La Biche was discussed.

Although Main Street is a provincial highway, on Tuesday May 11, Council allocated $40,000 to fix potholes along Main Street before the May long weekend.

“This is the beginning of tourist season,” Councillor George L’Heureux said. “We got to do something, like that Main Street makes it  embarrassing to be a Councillor, it is embarrassing to sit here and drive over that Main Street.”

You may see County crews repairing spots on Main Street Lac La Biche over the next week the County posted on Facebook.

“I think the province should be embarrassed that that’s their highway going through our community,”Councillor Lorin Tkachuk said in the meeting. “At this point I want to make sure that no matter what we do here and whatever options are, we’re working very closely with Alberta transportation and then there needs to be some sort of cost share. If we’re going over and above what their normal maintenance would be great but the potholes being the way that they are going, I think they’re dangerous so we need to make sure that the province is aware of that.”

Elected Officials in Lac La Biche County all agreed at Tuesday’s meeting that fixing the street is a must with what $40,000 can complete.

“Please use caution around workers, and obey all signage. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation,” Lac La Biche County stated on social media.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!