MoT no longer leaves the black top when they move a highway. Only the gravel is left, the forest will be able to regenerate it much faster.
Provincial Highways Management
- There are over 16,500 kilometres (39,000 lane km) of provincial highway. Placed end to end, Ontario's highways would span Canada twice.
- The Ministry of Transportation manages 2,720 bridges and structures, 29 remote airports and either owns and operates or provides funding for nine ferry services.
- Replacement value of Ontario's highways and bridges is approximately $57 billion.
- Annually, $1.2 trillion worth of goods are transported in Ontario, $222 billion of which pass over international bridge crossings linked to provincial highways.
- More than 90 per cent of all Ontarians reside within 10 km of the provincial highways. During the peak periods, about one third of the auto trips in Ontario use provincial highways.
- Asphalt pavement lasts an average of about 15 years before it needs resurfacing, if it's properly maintained.
- Bridges need to be thoroughly inspected every two years. Older bridges are generally rehabilitated every 20 to 30 years and completely replaced after 75 years. New bridges are designed to last at least 75 years without major rehabilitation.
- There are more than 180 COMPASS cameras in the province.