PROVINCIAL HIGHWAYS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2704

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PROVINCIAL HIGHWAYS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2704

This program oversees the construction, maintenance and operation of the provincial highway network and invests strategically in highway infrastructure.

The program manages activities to deliver a provincial highway network that is safe, provides mobility for people and goods, and promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Investment strategies preserve existing highway infrastructure through the application of asset management principles, improve trade corridors leading to key international border crossings - including the Windsor Gateway, and integrate highways with public transportation.

Activities include environmental assessments, planning, engineering, property acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, contract oversight, routine maintenance and snow and ice control for all provincial highways and bridges.

The program also develops operational policies and guidelines and sets highway and bridge maintenance, engineering and construction standards. In addition to the highway network, the program is responsible for remote airports in northern Ontario and ferry services in locations across Ontario.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Operations and Maintenance 380,210,900 340,536,100 39,674,800 353,946,767
  Total Including Special Warrants 380,210,900 340,536,100 39,674,800 353,946,767
Less: Special Warrants - 147,003,000 (147,003,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 380,210,900 193,533,100 186,677,800 353,946,767
Special Warrants - 147,003,000 (147,003,000) -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 380,211,900 340,537,100 39,674,800 353,946,767
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Provincial Highways Management 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2 Engineering and Construction 42,691,000 488,693,000 (446,002,000) 105,042,321
4 Highway Work-In-Progress 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Including Special Warrants 42,692,000 488,694,000 (446,002,000) 105,042,321
Less: Special Warrants - 34,597,000 (34,597,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 42,692,000 454,097,000 (411,405,000) 105,042,321
Special Warrants - 34,597,000 (34,597,000) -
Statutory Amortization, Engineering and Construction, the Financial Administration Act 445,509,900 441,614,600 3,895,300 398,454,527
Statutory Amortization, Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group, the Financial Administration Act - 2,874,800 (2,874,800) -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 445,509,900 444,489,400 1,020,500 398,454,527
  Total Capital Expense 488,201,900 933,183,400 (444,981,500) 503,496,848
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
3 Transportation Infrastructure Assets 1,447,885,200 1,086,366,500 361,518,700 943,873,297
  Total Including Special Warrants 1,447,885,200 1,086,366,500 361,518,700 943,873,297
Less: Special Warrants - 380,000,000 (380,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,447,885,200 706,366,500 741,518,700 943,873,297
Special Warrants - 380,000,000 (380,000,000) -
  Total Capital Assets 1,447,885,200 1,086,366,500 361,518,700 943,873,297



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2704-1 Operations and Maintenance      
  Salaries and wages     78,903,500
  Employee benefits     14,782,400
  Transportation and communication     4,568,300
  Services     262,665,900
  Supplies and equipment     48,590,800
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   3,900,000  
     Municipal Ferries   2,330,000 6,230,000
  Subtotal     415,740,900
  Less: Recoveries     35,530,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     380,210,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Highways Operations and Maintenance      
  Salaries and wages   76,482,300  
  Employee benefits   14,465,600  
  Transportation and communication   4,104,200  
  Services   261,365,900  
  Supplies and equipment   46,602,500  
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation 3,900,000    
     Municipal Ferries 2,330,000 6,230,000  
  Subtotal   409,250,500  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries   35,230,000 374,020,500
  Remote Aviation      
  Salaries and wages   2,421,200  
  Employee benefits   316,800  
  Transportation and communication   464,100  
  Services   1,300,000  
  Supplies and equipment   1,988,300  
  Subtotal   6,490,400  
  Less: Recoveries   300,000 6,190,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     380,210,900
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Provincial Highways Management Program     380,211,900
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2704-5 Provincial Highways Management      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Provincial Highways Management Program     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, Engineering and Construction, the Financial Administration Act     445,509,900
2704-2 Engineering and Construction      
  Salaries and wages     2,570,000
  Employee benefits     180,000
  Transportation and communication     360,000
  Services     31,951,000
  Supplies and equipment     1,630,000
  Transfer payments      
     Gateway Investments   1,000,000  
     Gateway Investments - Federal Contribution   2,000,000  
     First Nations   3,000,000 6,000,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     42,691,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Transfer Payments      
  Transfer payments      
     Gateway Investments 1,000,000    
     Gateway Investments - Federal Contribution 2,000,000    
     First Nations 3,000,000 6,000,000 6,000,000
  Remote Aviation      
  Transportation and communication   60,000  
  Services   1,930,000  
  Supplies and equipment   1,530,000 3,520,000
  Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group      
  Salaries and wages   2,570,000  
  Employee benefits   180,000  
  Transportation and communication   300,000  
  Services   30,021,000  
  Supplies and equipment   100,000 33,171,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     42,691,000
2704-4 Highway Work-In-Progress      
  Salaries and wages     57,144,800
  Employee benefits     7,735,600
  Transportation and communication     2,000,000
  Services     6,000,000
  Supplies and equipment     2,120,600
  Subtotal     75,001,000
  Less: Recoveries     75,000,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Highway Work-In-Progress      
  Salaries and wages   54,914,800  
  Employee benefits   7,555,600  
  Transportation and communication   1,950,000  
  Services   5,800,000  
  Supplies and equipment   2,080,100  
  Subtotal   72,300,500  
  Less: Recoveries from Capital Assets   72,300,000 500
  Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group      
  Salaries and wages   2,230,000  
  Employee benefits   180,000  
  Transportation and communication   50,000  
  Services   200,000  
  Supplies and equipment   40,500  
  Subtotal   2,700,500  
  Less: Recoveries from Capital Assets   2,700,000 500
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Provincial Highways Management Program     488,201,900
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2704-3 Transportation Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets     2,004,839,200
  Less: Recoveries     556,954,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,447,885,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Transportation Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   1,895,079,600  
  Less: Ministry of Northern Development and Mines   556,954,000 1,338,125,600
  Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group      
  Tangible capital assets   109,759,600 109,759,600
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,447,885,200
  Total Capital Assets for Provincial Highways Management Program     1,447,885,200