Ontario announces tools for winter roads

TORONTO, ON - The Ontario government is offering support to drivers trying to navigate winter roads this year. Today Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca announced expansions to two digital tools for drivers to help them plan safe routes through snowy conditions. The website Track My Plow now covers all 20 of the province's winter maintenance contract areas, allowing drivers to see the location of plows on highways during and after a storm, and use roadways that have been cleared.

Canada Directs $16.5 Million to Western Freight Movements

OTTAWA - The Canadian government on Wednesday announced it will spend approximately $16.5 million on nine transportation infrastructure improvement projects in British Columbia to help freight more efficiently. All are for Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway, an investment and policy initiative focused on increasing trade with the Asia-Pacific region by improving the region's network of seaports, airports, railways, roadways and border crossings across Western Canada. According to Transport Canada, these new projects will reduce bottlenecks, address capacity issues and enhance the efficiency of the transportation system in moving goods, services and people to and from the fast-growing Asia-Pacific economies.

The Worst Road in Ontario is….

TORONTO -- Algonquin Boulevard West in Timmins tops the list of the just released Canadian Automobile Association's Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario. Timmins has three roads on the provincial list, while Toronto has two, including Dufferin Street, which previously help the number one spot for three years. Representatives from Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) have reviewed and verified the 2015 Top 10. "We are pleased to see the City of Toronto has begun road resurfacing along Dufferin Street. Although Dufferin and the city were bumped from the top spot by focused efforts in some communities, just over 300 roads in the City of Toronto were nominated, demonstrating the need for council to keep infrastructure as a top priority," said Caroline Grech, government relations, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO). The 2015 campaign also saw a 26% increase in votes highlighting that the condition of the roads across the province are on the minds of many Ontarians, according to CAA.