TORONTO — If you’re one of those people thinking that highway snow clearance has taken a lot longer in Ontario than it used to, you’ll be happy to know you’re right. It does. According to a statement from the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca is pledging to improve winter highway maintenance across the province after an Auditor General report found service levels performed by contractors has declined and available equipment for removing snow and ice from roads is insufficient.
In a 43-page Special Report – entitled Winter Highway Maintenance and requested by the Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts – Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said that, although the Ministry of Transportation has been successful in reducing escalating winter maintenance costs, it now takes longer to clear highways during and after a storm, making them less safe for motorists.
Americans by the millions are tuning into “Ice Road Truckers.” What sort of message are they getting about your business?
NORMAN WELLS, NWT – Starting bright and early Monday morning, trucks will no longer be allowed to drive on the Mackenzie Valley Winter Road during the day.
HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Transportation Club (HTC) is in the midst of its 89th year and is urging its members to re-up for another term while inviting new members to join.
TORONTO — Ontario is widening a six-kilometre stretch of Highway 401 near Kingston and making other upgrades to infrastructure in the area to improve road safety and traffic conditions.