GREENFIELD - The bumpy ride for Greg Road residents who took issue to losing their hard-topped surface should soon be over.
"I have an e-mail from TIR (Department of Transportation and Infrastructure renewal) that says that we have a resolution to our Greg Road problem and they will re-apply RAC ... (to the road)," Colchester County councillor Karen MacKenzie recently reported to council.
Greg Road, which is located between Greenfield Road and Old Greenfield Road, is officially listed as a J-class gravel road. It had been covered with a combination of recycled asphalt and concrete (RAC) mixture that the department had experimented with on a number of gravel roads.
The mixture does not hold together as well as regular pavement, however, and the department has generally stopped using the process.
Citizens became vocal earlier this summer, however, after the topping was removed on a portion of the road and returned to a gravel surface, which prompted MacKenzie to express their concerns to provincial officials.
Area transportation manager James Webster confirmed to the Truro Daily News on Tuesday that the 400-metre section will be restored to a RAC surface.
"That is correct," he said, adding the work, while weather dependent, is expected to begin in the near future.