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City of Moncton to conduct Sidewalk Condition Evaluation


September 5, 2014

MONCTON – Residents be warned, a golf cart will be driving along Moncton sidewalks beginning on the weekend of September 6, 2014. But don’t be alarmed, it is part of the City of Moncton sidewalk condition evaluation project.

The City of Moncton is undergoing an evaluation of all its sidewalks in order to manage and develop a maintenance and rehabilitation plan, along with determining priority projects.

The City hired G.I.E. Technologies of Montreal to complete a survey of the 440 km sidewalk network using a “pimped up” golf cart equipped with cameras, GPS and specialized software which can detect various surface defects.

“This is the most objective and consistent method of evaluating the condition of a sidewalk network on the market,” said René Lagacé, Project Engineer with the City of Moncton. “We have used a similar approach for our road network which proved to be a very useful decision making tool.”

The City will receive the results of the survey from G.I.E. no later than December 1st, 2014. City engineers will then evaluate and prioritize areas where maintenance and rehabilitation work is needed.

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Media Contact:

André Cormier
Communications Officer
City of Moncton
506-859-2686
andrem.cormier@moncton.ca