Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Amendments to the Minimum Maintenance Standards - Part 3

This week we continue our review of the amendments to the Minimum Maintenance Standards, which came into effect on January 25, 2013.

Part 3:  New Patrolling Requirements
The MMS previously required routine road patrols and, during the winter maintenance season, required additional patrols of representative highways, as necessary, to check for snow and ice.  There has been no change to the routine patrolling requirement but the MMS now provide that if the weather monitoring discussed above indicates that there is a substantial probability of snow accumulation, ice formation or icy roadways, then municipalities must patrol representative highways, at intervals deemed necessary by the municipality, to check for snow and ice.  There is no change to the provision describing what patrolling consists of and by whom it can be done. 

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