MTO Presentation to Council: Winter Maintenance on Ontario’s Highways

During the 2013/14 winter season, Northumberland County met with officials from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to express concerns regarding snow removal practices along the Northumberland stretch of Highway 401.

On November 19, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation presented an update to Northumberland County Council about 2014/15 winter maintenance plans for our area. The Ministry confirmed the Province is working with contractors to deploy additional pieces of winter maintenance equipment to clear roads, ramps and shoulders more quickly, as well as additional camera equipment and inspectors to monitor progress.

The attached presentation details safety improvements made that were customized to address the unique provincial roadways of Northumberland County. The Ministry will be invited to present before Council in 2015 about the outcomes of 2014/15 winter maintenance efforts.