City administration has been asked to bring back a report on the state of Regina roads by the end of next year after a suggestion from a city councilor.
Ward 1’s Barbara Young, at last Monday’s council meeting, is suggesting administration needs to look at how the money in the residential road program is used when it comes to streets rated as “poor”.
Young says a “poor” street is not one littered with potholes or one that is crumbling.
“There’s the whole underground structure that you don’t see when you’re driving down the roads that have to be rebuilt,” Young says.
“We have one road for instance that’s had three water breaks in the last few months so I’m sure that’s on the list somewhere.”
The residential road renewal program is funded by an annual one percent increase in taxes. It sees 10 percent of funding going to “good” roads, 65 percent to “fair” and 25 percent to “poor”.
Young says while the program is a great one, it needs to be tweaked a little.