Written By: Thursday, October 12th 2017

Highway 10 through Flesherton and Markdale will be the subject of a design study to look at how the road may be upgraded through the community as part of a provincial Connecting Link grant fund project with the province providing up to $137,375 for the study.

Connecting links are municipal roads or bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community. Grants are made available by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Funding is provided for the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of connecting link infrastructure.

The Grey Highlands project will see the Municipality hire consultants to conduct a design survey to determine whether road improvements in the village of Flesherton could be done as a “big dig.”

This would see the roadway renewed as well as improvements to stormwater management and the installation of watermains installed under the road surface for future use.

The Municipality’s Asset Management Plan guides the maintenance and renewal of local roads, bridges and culverts as part of a Roads Master Plan.