Stirling-Rawdon council will try yet again to get financial help with the maintenance of 22 kilometres
of Highway 14.
The provincial government used to own the well travelled highway running from Stirling up through Marmora, however it was downloaded years ago to the municipality.
Stirling-Rawdon council has tried for years for funding support to repair the highway, maintaining the local ratepayers simply can’t afford it.
CAO Roxanne Hearns says a meeting will soon be arranged with the Minister of Infrastructure, and the goal will
be to have the Stirling-Rawdon stretch of 14 considered a “connecting link”.
The highway sees a lot of traffic from transports and other heavy trucks because drivers prefer the Marmora to Stirling route to connect from Highway 7 to Highway 62, thereby avoiding an unpopular “S” curve in Madoc.
If designated a “connecting link” the province would provide some funding to help with maintenance on Highway 14.