The provincial government says it’s come out with some new winter road maintenance standards.
Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek says he wants MPP’s from this region to pay attention to make sure the new winter standards are being met.
“For our northern members who are going to be asking questions and making sure that the maintenance is happening, we are starting to implement new maintenance contract models that improve on highway maintenance services”, says Yurek.
“And I expect to have some reports back from these members as we go forward to make sure we have made the necessary changes.”
Yurek says changes include specifying the amount of winter equipment in a route, explicit patrolling requirements and newer equipment that will be more visible.