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Ontario Improving Northern Road Safety
Robert McKenzie

Ontario Improving Northern Road Safety

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   November 22, 2022 (LSNews)   The provincial government is moving towards having Highway’s 11 and 17 cleared four hours faster than the previous standard.

“Our government is continuously striving to find ways to improve road safety, as evidenced by the new ‘ON Trans-Canada’ standard for Highways 11 and 17, which means Thunder Bay residents can drive more safely this winter,” said Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Kevin Holland.

The new standard requires contractors to clear the highways to bare pavement within 12 hours of the end of a winter storm.

“Our government is the first to create a new highway level of service that will ensure Highways 11 and 17 are cleared faster, while improving road safety for drivers in the North,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “Ontario already has nation-leading standards in place when it comes to winter maintenance, and this builds on our government’s broader efforts to ensure we keep it that way.”

The new benchmark follows a detailed technical review of winter maintenance operations on Highways 11 and 17 and analysis of data from the winter maintenance pilot from the past two winter seasons on these highways.

In addition to the new standard, Ontario has taken several other actions to enhance its winter maintenance on Ontario highways, including:

Provincial service standards are evaluated on an ongoing basis to determine opportunities to further enhance winter maintenance operations across the highway network.

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