A third round of Forest Employment Program funding will be used starting in August to provide road bed material. The new funding will see two areas for pits created on each side of the summit, grinders brought in and road bed created and laid down. The funding is $400,000. The bids will be out in August for the grinder contracts and then as material is created it will get layed down.
The first round of FEP funding was for brushing, ditching, and gathering road bed material, the second round was to spread the road bed material.
This will bring the total funding since 2020 for road bed improvements, brushing, ditching etc to $640,000. Hopefully a lot will be done this year depending on the weather.
Big thanks to the perseverance of our Regional District Director Sal Demare and the SLRD Board of Directors. There has also been support from our MLA Jackie Tegart, the Ministry Roads Manager, Bridge River Mechanical Contracting, and also the Cascades Forest District Manager as she drove it and saw that there were sections that needed new material.
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