Paved Roads in Niagara

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Paved and unpaved roads in Niagara … since the use of the automobile appears to be essential to live and work in Niagara, the condition of roads, their maintenance and congestion are of relevance to quality of life and work in Niagara. Regional roads are rated using the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) developed by the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA).  The 2006 result indicates continued progress in this measure and a growing positive gap for Niagara relative to the average benchmark in Ontario.        

Source: http://www.ombi.ca/index.asp

 

Table 5   Percentage of paved roads in Niagara compared to the provincial average

 

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Niagara

52.01%

52.50%

63.00%

64.00%

68.00%

61.8%

OMBI average

61.86%

63.98%

54.80%

58.40%

56.80%

57%

 

Niagara Region maintains 1,626 lane kilometres of paved roads and the costs varied over a 5 year period. Work is being done within the Ontario Municipal Benchmark Index (OMBI) regions to develop consistency in reporting data. In 2006, Niagara was substantially below the average costs for paved roads per lane kilometre compared to the Ontario average benchmark and in 2007, the costs were much closer to the OMBI average. Source: http://www.ombi.ca/index.asp

 

Table 6   Operating costs for paved (hard top) roads per lane kilometre

 

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Niagara

$644.08

$709.15

$752.41

$671.93

$697.19

$1,407.16

OMBI

average

$2,235.00

$1,877.74

$1,801.19

$1,807.85

$1,781.94

$1,542.91

 

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