How We Got Here

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How We Got Here?

  • Farmland assessment frozen since 1995
  • Minimal oil and gas revenue (linear assessment)
  • Grants are limited
  • Standards roads were built in 1950s - 1980s, did not anticipate size and volume of heavy haulers we have now

Weight Restrictions

Asset Deterioration Curve

  • The below chart represents the overall status of our Market Access Network
  • Lethbridge County’s assets are deteriorating and it’s time we start to reinvest in our Market Access Network

Asset Deterioration Curve 2016

Funding Criteria

  1. $3.5 Million be raised for roads and bridges
  2. Residential and non-residential assessment classes are not to increase because of this initiative
  3. Fair and equitable among users
  4. Must meet the requirements of the MGA
  5. This is a 2016 solution and will be reviewed and revised annually

Bridge Replacement

What's at Risk?

  • $1.12 Billion in producers’ revenue
  • Road Closures - increased detour length
  • Increased safety and liability risks
  • Maintenance and repair costs increase exponentially
  • Adapting to changing mobile infrastructure (tractors, heavy haulers)
  • 1 bridge closed now - more to follow