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Road scans for pavement condition

The paved roads and sidewalks around East Hawkesbury Township may get the infrastructure version of a CAT scan to check their condition and with future municipal improvement planning. — photo Gregg Chamberlain
The paved roads and sidewalks around East Hawkesbury Township may get the infrastructure version of a CAT scan to check their condition and with future municipal improvement planning.
photo Gregg Chamberlain
East Hawkesbury staff want to know what the underside looks like for the paved roads and sidewalks around the municipality.

Township council approved a recommendation from administration to apply to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for a grant from the agency’s municipal asset management program to help with the cost for an electronic scanning examination of East Hawkesbury’s paved roads and sidewalks.

The scanning project is part of the municipal infrastructure assessment. The electronic scan pictures of the various paved roads and sidewalks will indicate their condition and help township staff plan and budget for future improvement work.

The township has a conditional agreement with StreetScan Inc., a company that specializes in electronic scanning and analysis of roads, sidewalks and other infrastructure. Cost of the contract is about $30,000. If the township can get the FCM grant then the municipality will just have to pay between $6000 and $7000 as its share of the contract.