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CVRD unimpressed with province’s response on rural road upkeep – Cowichan Valley Citizen

April 8, 2024

The Cowichan Valley Regional District will be honing its advocacy skills after receiving what many on the board consider a disappointing letter from the province regarding a call for infrastructure upgrades and improvements on rural roads.

The CVRD board was successful in presenting a resolution at last year’s Union of B.C. Municipalities meeting calling on the province to direct enhanced investment into improvements for rural roads, particularly those with poor road surfaces and drainage, that are within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

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In its response, MoTI acknowledged that maintaining B.C.’s vast network of rural highways and side roads is a priority for the ministry, and that it recognizes that rural roads provide a critical lifeline to rural and remote communities, including many B.C. First Nations and Indigenous communities.

Read More: https://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/local-news/cvrd-unimpressed-with-provinces-response-on-rural-road-upkeep-7339706

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