'A lot of headaches, but a lot of benefits': District councillor on road construction - NEWS 95.7
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'A lot of headaches, but a lot of benefits': District councillor on road construction

(Meghan Groff/NEWS 95.7)

Even as October begins, commuters are still dealing with what seems to be a extraordinary amount of road construction with HRM this year.

Progress is being made, and there are some routes that have been finished, but you do not have to look far to find the orange cones.

One regional councillor says we should feel fortunate that the city is able to do this much work all at one.

District three councillor Bill Karsten doesn’t mince his works when residents call him to complain about the work.

“Aren’t we fortunate?” Karsten said. “Aren’t we blessed to be in a possession to financially be able to move on this, debt free?”

District eight’s Lindell Smith told the Rick Howe Show that the work is an inconvenience, but there is a silver lining.

“It allows us to do things like bike lanes and widening side walks, so there are benefits,” said Smith.

Smith says by this time next year the bulk of our main arteries will be done, and in good shape for the next 10 year.

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