Melville residents will have the chance to look at the City’s transportation master plan at an open house this month.
The open house is on the 17th from the Horizon Credit Union Centre from 5 to 7 p.m.
Director of Public Works Andrew Fahlman broke down what his department did over the past year with regards to the transportation plan.
“Over the last year we worked with a consulting firm in developing what we have existing, as well as future plans for the City of Melville, such as to accomodate for population growth, heavy haul routes, if they were sufficient or not, and our sidewalk network.
“From all the data that we’ve collected, we’re able to put that into our asset management program, and then we can target what streets need to be repaired first, repaired last…all those aspects of the street network itself.”
He says a priority this year is sidewalks.
“Included in my 2018 Budget, I’m going to be taking out a lot of the sidewalks that don’t have a wheelchair or scooter access to it. Taking those sidewalk entrances and exits out and pouring new ramps so people can access all sidewalks.”
He says roughly 13-thousand dollars is budgeted for sidewalk improvements.