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The Infrastructure Division, in conjunction with the Operations Division, is responsible for the rehabilitation or reconstruction of the infrastructure assets maintained by the Public Works & Engineering Department. Infrastructure rehabilitation includes a wide range of restorative activities which are undertaken once the condition of an asset has dropped below acceptable limits and preventative maintenance is no longer feasible. The Division also evaluates assets to determine if additional conditions exist, which may require rehabilitation strategies to restore the asset to a suitable condition. The Department monitors the conditions of all components of the system on an ongoing basis. Once the condition of a component falls below a point beyond which the level of service provided to the user is unacceptable, restorative measures become necessary. The objective is to anticipate the point in time at which this will occur and apply the appropriate corrective measures necessary to maintain an acceptable level of service which minimizes overall life cycle costs, while ensuring that acceptable standards are met in an environmentally sustainable manner. For roadways, these measures include a variety of strategies such as resurfacing, (asphalt overlay, surface treatment, milling and paving, cold-in-place processing), road rehabilitation (pulverize and pave, base and surface) or complete reconstruction. In the case of bridges, strategies vary from patching, waterproofing and paving, concrete deck overlays, deck replacement or complete bridge replacement. The Department is responsible for all activities in support of these decisions including planning, design, tendering and construction.
The day to day activities of the Division are overseen by the Manager of Infrastructure, Mr. Michael Pinet, P. Eng., who is based in Pembroke at the County Administration Building. Under the Manager is a Project Engineer, Infrastructure Coordinator and Infrastructure Technician who assist in the activities of the Division.