Office of the Auditor General
June 23, 2017

Aspects of Provincial Roadwork Not Adequately Managed

Auditor General, Terry Paddon, delivered his report on Performance Audits of Departments and Crown Agencies to the House of Assembly today in St. John’s. The results of his audit of Road Quality were included in his report.

“Issues were found in all stages of roadwork management from planning to completion.”
- Terry Paddon, Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Auditor General found that road maintenance and the customization of road projects to specific site conditions were areas where improvements should be made. He found that MHA priorities played a role in roadwork project selection, concluding that the selection process was not based on an objective process. He also determined that the Department did not always take action to reduce roadwork delays.

Our Provincial road system is used by hundreds of thousands of people each year and the amount of money spent on roads is significant. Adequate management of roadwork directly affects road quality, which impacts road safety and the costs to perform roadwork.

The report is available on the Office of the Auditor General website at


Media contact:
Terry Paddon
Auditor General

2017 06 23                                                    9:40 a.m