The Provincial Government�s 24-hour snow-clearing
pilot project will come to an end early Friday morning (April 3).
Last October, the Williams Government invested $1.7
million to make 24-hour snow clearing available on various parts of the
Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and some major trunk roads in this province.
It was the first time for such coverage since 1979.
The Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of
Transportation and Works, said officials in his department have been
reviewing the pilot project and will take the next few months to
finalize their analysis.
"Depending on the outcome of our research, the
department will determine what stretches of road will be included next
year as we complete this two-year pilot project," said Minister Taylor.
"Safety is the number one priority of the Department of Transportation
and Works and we are always interested in investigating ways to make our
roads safer for the traveling public."
When the pilot project wraps up on Friday, Department
of Transportation and Works snow-clearing crews will return to their
regular hours of approximately 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Minister Taylor also announced that the department
expects to end its winter maintenance program on May 5.
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