City considers new access road
Pigeon Lake Wayside Park project planned
By Bert Lehman
The city of Clintonville plans to install a new access road at Pigeon Lake Wayside Park.
Caz Muske, city Public Works manager for the city of Clintonville, provided the Streets Committee with the details of the new access road at its July 30 meeting.
Muske told the committee that city staff attended a recent Pigeon Lake Protection and Rehabiliation District meeting to provide information about the new access road, since the lake district uses the road.
“We’re looking at filling it to be a less aggressive elevation,” Muske said.
She added that the Lake District is comfortable with the city’s solution. The Lake District also agreed to finance part of the project.
Concerns were expressed about applying asphalt to the new access road before the dirt had time to settle, Muske said.
Muske suggested the city complete the dirt work this year, and then pave it next year. This would also alleviate the concerns about snowmobiles tearing up the asphalt over the winter.
In order to create the new access road, Muske said a minimal number of trees would have to be removed from the area.
Streets Committee Chairman Jim Supanich said he didn’t recommend driving on the dirt while it is settling. The big concern would be rutting up the dirt.
“There’s always a problem trying to fill ruts in and compressing it again,” Supanich said.
The current access road would remain until the new one is paved, Muske said.