Town Council Members Meet with Department of Highways

Town Council Members Meet with Department of Highways Government GULL LAKE  Town Council Mayor's Report Government of Saskatchewan

Council Members Ed Lowenberger, Derrick Wiebe, Blake Campbell, and Chris Bye

On Monday afternoon, Council members at the SUMA convention attended a meeting with Department of Highways officials to discuss issues surrounding the Gull Lake bypass and #37 highway that runs through town. Earlier this year, the RM of Gull Lake attended a meeting looking for support to build the Gull Lake Bypass and a financial contribution of $200,000 towards the project. The Town Council agreed to the partnership subject to several conditions that were outlined in a letter of intent that was given to the RM.

Chief among the requirements for council to participate in the project was for the road to be designated as a, “Dangerous Goods Route.” The designation of the road as a, “Truck Route” was an important designation, but it does not address the concerns of keeping dangerous goods trucks from passing through our community. Council members expressed the importance of having the highway designated as a “Dangerous Goods Route.” Signage and traffic enforcement concerns were expressed as many non local heavy trucks continue to ignore the bypass. Concerns regarding the condition of the Highway running through town have been an ongoing issue for several years, were also put forward to Dept of Highways officials.

With Council being asked to provide a significant investment to the Bypass, the question was asked the town would have to pay any portion of the repairs needed to fix the highway running through town.   Department of Highways officials listened to Councils’ concerns and said they would get back to Council soon with some answers. A meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday March 1st to discuss the designation of the Green Terminal Road as a, “Dangerous Goods Route.”

On Monday afternoon, Council members at the SUMA convention attended a meeting with Department of Highways officials to discuss issues surrounding the Gull Lake bypass and #37 highway that runs through town. Earlier this year, the RM of Gull Lake attended a meeting looking for support to build the Gull Lake Bypass and a financial contribution of $200,000 towards the project. The Town Council agreed to the partnership subject to several conditions that were outlined in a letter of intent that was given to the RM.

Chief among the requirements for council to participate in the project was for the road to be designated as a, “Dangerous Goods Route.” The designation of the road as a, “Truck Route” was an important designation, but it does not address the concerns of keeping dangerous goods trucks from passing through our community. Council members expressed the importance of having the highway designated as a “Dangerous Goods Route.” Signage and traffic enforcement concerns were expressed as many non local heavy trucks continue to ignore the bypass. Concerns regarding the condition of the Highway running through town have been an ongoing issue for several years, were also put forward to Dept of Highways officials.

With Council being asked to provide a significant investment to the Bypass, the question was asked the town would have to pay any portion of the repairs needed to fix the highway running through town. Department of Highways officials listened to Councils’ concerns and said they would get back to Council soon with some answers. A meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday March 1st to discuss the designation of the Green Terminal Road as a, “Dangerous Goods Route.”

Mayor Campbell

 

 

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