The County of Newell Paving Plan was developed by County Council through review of a gravel road study completed by AMEC Earth and Environmental in 2001. The plan identified key gravel roads throughout the County that would be better served as paved connectors between hamlets, villages and towns, as well as other paved surfaces.

Originally, the plan was set to take place over a ten year period, however with the introduction of the County of Newell Water Project a portion of tax revenue previously dedicated to paving was redirected to other projects.

The paving projects that have been suggested through the study are listed below, and a map outlining the location of proposed improvements can be found by clicking here.

COUNTY OF NEWELL PAVING PRIORITIES
  From To Km
HWY 873 - Including HWY 535 Kinbrook HWY 36 23.6
HWY 876 HWY 1 HWY 544 22.5
RGE RD 16-4 (East Gem Road) HWY 550 HWY 862 16.18
HWY 1A HWY 875 HWY 876 8.86
TWP RD 17-2 - Including HWY 1A to Tilley HWY 1 HWY 876 13.1
North/South Truck Route HWY 542 TR 18-4  
RGE RD 15-5 South HWY 1 TR 19-0A 7.76
East/West Truck Route HWY 873 HWY 1A  
RGE RD 17-5 (Lathom Road) TR 20-2 HWY 1 4.83
TWP RD 20-2 (Lathom Road) RR 17-3 RR 17-5 3.22
RGE RD 17-3 (Lathom Road) TR 19-2 TR 20-2 9.66
TWP RD 19-2 (Lathom Road) RR 17-1 RR 17-3 3.22
RGE RD 17-1 (Lathom Road) TR 19-0A TR 19-2 3.22
TWP RD 19-0 (Lathom Road) RR 17-1 RR 17-1 1.21
RGE RD 17-1 (Lathom Road) TR 18-4 TR 19-0 3.22
RGE RD 17-1 (Lathom Road) SH 539 TR 18-4 9.66
TWP RD 18-4 (Antelope Creek Road) RR 16-4 RR 17-1 4.83