Policy on Repairing Gravel Back Lanes Under Review

Back Lane

Winnipeg councillors will look at a dated city policy next week surrounding how to improve the condition of aging gravel back lanes.

The Granular Roadway Policy was last amended 25 years ago and doesn’t currently include modern maintenance treatments and alternative strategic repair options.

The report to council will review maintenance methods used by other cities, options to upgrade granular lanes, including complete replacement and upgrades to drainage.

Recommendations also include adding the use of asphalt paving, as concrete paving is the only current option in the local improvement process. Typically, asphalt paving costs less than concrete paving.

The report will be considered on Tuesday.

— Staff


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