Central Manitoulin informed surface treatment work to be carried out


MINDEMOYA – The company that did work and provided the surface treatment materials to many roads in the municipality of Central Manitoulin has acknowledged that there needs be more work done to shore them up. 

At a meeting last week, council reviewed a recommendation from its road committee, “that we recommend to council that the municipality accept the proposed repairs of the 2019 surface treatment by MSO as outlined in Chris Maguire’s email of October 5 and that the work will be done in the spring of 2021.”

“I think it is one of the best outcomes that could come of all of this,” said Councillor Derek Stephens. “I hope they find out what’s wrong with the surface treatment.” 

In a letter to municipal roads superintendent James Taylor dated October 5, Chris Maguire, manager of Ontario Pavement Products Group, read, “first, let me thank you for taking the time with us to clearly review your road situation from 2019.”

“I have received the letters, pictures and notes from the previous visits and added them to my consideration from what I see,” said Mr. Maguire. “The roads that were to have the class 2 applied are showing stone loss and or compatibility issues. The roads that we applied the HL 3 stone to are doing good, although your concern of stone loss on them as well had us look close at application of aggregate applied during construction. Due to an increased aggregate application, this would cause you to believe the migration of loose stone continued longer than normal, and I agree. These roads have been swept a couple of times now and I assure you these roads will now perform as expected. The depth of the HL3 stone on these overlays are one stone size in height and this tells me the single lift of surface is good.”

“We would like to propose the following repairs in spring of 2021,” said Mr. Maguire. The roads being looked at for work to be carried out include: Cranston, Monument North, Monument South, Douglas, Silver Bay road, Deer Foot, Young, Gilcrest, Gibraltar, Camp Mary Anne, Perivale and Mill Road. 

All repairs will be done with the HL 23 stone or similar in gradation, wrote Mr. Maguire. “At this point the stone supplier has not been decided upon as we are continuing compatibility tests on the aggregate sources in your area.”