Aylmer resident starts petition for road maintenance in Lucerne district
The petition currently has 139 signatures from citizens in the community who feel that the road conditions in the northern area of the Lucerne district in Aylmer are unacceptable.
The goal is to get the attention of elected officials in order to get the roads redone.
The creator of the petition says that the roads are poorly maintained and in bad condition, making them difficult for drivers to navigate. The condition of the roads leads to increased vehicle operating costs, and deters drivers from frequenting the area. Cook Road in northern Aylmer was the site of a recent video that attracted much attention.
Nearly 50% of Gatineau’s roads are in critical condition. In the City Budget, Mayor France Bélisle allocated $190 million for asphalting roads in four years instead of five.
Residents are encouraged to call 3-1-1 to alert the city to problems with roads and streets. The 3-1-1 service keeps a register of all calls, acts on critical ones and later does an analysis of the type of call received, location etc. For anyone who considers the call wasted energy, city councillors recommend calling anyways so they can point to high volumes of calls on issues in upcoming budget discussions, or to pressure city departments.