Town council to seek solution for eco-depot road

Because it is a Forest Service road there is little the municipality can do directly, other than seek to be at the table

Potholes litter the surface of Forest Service Road 2 near the eco-depot northwest of Clearwater recently. Maintenance of the road to the eco-depot was a topic of discussion during a town council meeting held Oct. 18

The section of the Clearwater-100 Mile Forest Service Road (known locally as Road 2) from the end of the pavement on Camp Two Road to the eco-depot needs, at the least, to be built up with crush to help prevent potholes.

Better yet would be for it to be paved.

That was the word brought by John Meyers, owner of Moose Camp fishing resort, to Clearwater town council on Oct. 18.

“We share your frustration,” said Mayor John Harwood. “We need a permanent agreement.”

Harwood said he understands that Canfor has graded the road three times in the past five weeks.

However, with increasing traffic plus continued wet weather, the road surface quickly deteriorates.

Because it is a Forest Service road there is little the municipality can do directly, other than seek to be at the table with the Ministry and other agencies when road maintenance and improvements are discussed.

Problems with Candle Creek Road

The portion of Candle Creek Road that is outside municipal boundary is also a problem, according to Marg Emery, who lives near the end of the road.

The potholes have been so bad that three vehicles went off the road over the past while, she said.

“Is it safe for school-buses in wintertime?” Emery asked.

Councillor Merlin Blackwell commented that there is a lot of dissatisfaction with rural roads, including East Blackpool, Birch Island and Clearwater Valley Road.


Having members of the public bring forward their concerns on issues such as this gives ammunition for the municipality to use in discussions to seek solutions, another councillor said.



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