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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tories Aim To Cut 4 Million From Winter Costs

The Province aiming to chop about $4 million in winter maintenance costs.

The Department of Transportation is making six key changes to its winter maintenance program such as new private roads will not be plowed however, those private roads that the department is already clearing will be grandfathered.

The department will be reducing the number of snowplows by five per cent - which represents removing 21 old and inefficient units from service which are. expensive to maintain and are prone to break down.

The number of winter staff positions will be reduced, mainly through attrition, during the next two years, for estimated savings of $2.2 million.

The department will keep a close eye on the use of the road salt in accordance with provincial guidelines and they will ensure stricter adherence to designated service levels for roads.

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