An engineering consultant says the City of Kenora should spend $6.5 million over 10 years on bridge repair and maintenance. City staff are also looking at alternatives to salt used for winter road maintenance -- in order to help preserve their bridges. However, city staff say there's no single product that meets all their requirements.
Brian Glavish of WSP presented his findings to council earlier today, during the monthly committee of the whole meeting in council chambers.
The average of $650,000 is within the funding the city anticipates from the province, estimated last spring at between $800,000 and $850,000.
In recent years, Kenora's former mayor, Dave Canfield, was a common voice at Queen's Park, when it came to lobbying for money to fix roads and bridges. The province announced expanded funding in 2016.
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