Area residents were shocked last week to see excavation for the new sewer lines begin along Barriere Town Road in the downtown section. The concern was due to the fact the North Thompson Fall Fair parade will be using the route this coming Saturday on its way to the fairgrounds.
Mayor Bill Humphreys told the Star/Journal, “I just want to let you know that council was not consulted on this. If we had been, it would not be happening.”
District of Barriere CAO, Colleen Hannigan sent out a memo on Monday noting, “In case you were all wondering what LNB is doing on Barriere Town Road this week, they had the machine scheduled to chew up the rest of the pavement where they will be laying pipe. I have been assured that these millings will be put back in place on Barriere Town Road and packed, and there won’t be any construction in the intersection at the four way stop until after Labour Day.”
Humphreys noted having LNB change the schedule and repair the roadway will now cost the District an additional fee.