According to Leamington’s mayor, the town will move forward with plans to pave the shoulders of County Road 18 with or without the county council’s cooperation.
Mayor Jon Paterson has asked the county council to share the $98,000 cost required to pave dangerous shoulders on the county road.
Despite the County Wide Active Transportation System plan, which states that any time a road is repaved, the shoulders will also be repaved, the county has not followed through with the initiative and has said no to paying $36,000 of the costs to fix its oversight.
Paterson highlighted the dangers of the unpaved shoulders, stating that in the past 20 years there have been at least 12 deaths on these roads that do not have safe trails for people to ride.
Bad Roads Throughout Ontario
The issue of bad roads and too little money to cover the costs to repair them is not something that is unique to Leamington. Windsor is also facing a similar problem.
At the end of 2015, Windsor’s city engineer reported that 20 percent of Windsor’s streets were in poor or very poor condition. He also stated that the crumbling roadways will only continue to get worse without an investment to fix them.
Unfortunately, there have been continued delays in coming up with the funding to make the fixes. A large portion of the city’s funds is going to upgrading and maintaining the E.C. Row Expressway.
It is clear that there are a number of roads throughout Ontario that are in poor condition and in need of repairs. Poor road maintenance can lead to a number of car accidents that result in serious injuries or death.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by poor road conditions, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our auto accident lawyers today for a free consultation.