Road condition-July 1936
I Enters Complaint On Gatineau Road J. B. Merleau, M.L.A., Takes Up Matter With Provincial Minister. Complaint nude through the column of Th Journal absut the (tate of the Gatineau highway from Hull to Maniwikl, and over hazards ckuaed by speeding cordwood trucks have been placed before Hon. P. E. Cote, Quebec Minister of Highwaya and Colonel J. M. Boulanger, Depu'.y Minuter. J. B. Merleau. M.UA. for Gatineau, stated that this week he had made further representations to the Highwaya Minister about the road, and had enclosed clipping of a Journal editorial-on the subject and a published letter from a Cascade resi dent "1 ask the Minister for additional grant to maintain the Gatineau road, and he said it would be on of the first highwaya to be considered. He also said that If possible he would drive over the) road with Colonel Boulanger thia Summer, and determine what steps would be most satisfactory to improve conditions. Traffic Inspector Ren Menard of Hull district suited that he himaelf had spent an entire day thia week investigating condition on th highway. While admitting that there was room for improvement Mr. Menard said that Summer traffic wa so heavy that aection-crew could scarcely keep up with th -rearing-down caused by cars and truck. -mere are approximately 2.000 car a day travelling on th highway. ana expert road engineer have stated this traffic load i too heavy for a gravelled surface." . Mr. Menard paid particular attention to trucks laden with rord-wood. -During th entire day be taid. "I found onlv ni- nt wood on th highway, whereas last rr. woM tailing on truck was a frequent occurrence. As it happened, I located the driver front who load th piece had fallen, and I dont think he'll rfm n. Many driver of passenger car are Z. :r "c wooa truck even u uie iruca an observing th law In all raspects. ken-: '