Sarnia Mayor Calls For Review Of Winter Road Maintenance Plans
Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is looking to the province to review the contracting of winter road maintenance following the hiring of a company that has received fines that total $900,000, for failing to properly QEW during two snow storms that occurred last year. Carillion Canada is contracted to be paid $87-million a year to work in designated areas that include highways 402 and 40. The Liberal government has announced an additional $5-million to work on improving winter road maintenance since the auditor general reported that since its privatization, snow clearance on major highways was taking over twice as long. Over the past couple of winters the 402 has seen a number of multi-vehicle pileups including fatalities and a number of firefighter injuries while responding to a crash.