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This program oversees the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of the provincial highway network and develops strategies to maximize investment results 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. The program delivers these activities through the use of internal resources and a variety of partnerships and private sector service providers.

Sound 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 other modes of transportation.

Activities include environmental assessments, investment planning, engineering, property acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, contract oversight, routine summer and winter maintenance (such as shoulder grading/snow and ice control) for all provincial highways and bridges. In addition to the highway network, the program is responsible for remote airports throughout northern Ontario, ferry services in locations across Ontario, first nations roads subsidies, delivering road improvements in unincorporated areas, service centres, and the production of the official map of Ontario highways.

The program also develops policies and guidelines and sets highway and bridge maintenance, engineering, material, investment planning and construction standards.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Operations and Maintenance 393,282,800 382,766,200 10,516,600 398,304,878
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 393,282,800 382,766,200 10,516,600 398,304,878
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 393,283,800 382,767,200 10,516,600 398,304,878
  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 95,691,300 82,456,400 13,234,900 51,262,016
4 Highway Work-In-Progress 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 95,692,300 82,457,400 13,234,900 51,262,016
Statutory Amortization, Engineering and Construction, the Financial Administration Act 513,045,600 465,470,500 47,575,100 453,546,593
  Total Statutory Appropriations 513,045,600 465,470,500 47,575,100 453,546,593
  Total Capital Expense 608,737,900 547,927,900 60,810,000 504,808,609
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
3 Transportation Infrastructure Assets 2,213,732,200 1,778,298,600 435,433,600 1,317,848,951
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 2,213,732,200 1,778,298,600 435,433,600 1,317,848,951
  Total Capital Assets 2,213,732,200 1,778,298,600 435,433,600 1,317,848,951



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     86,983,300
  Employee benefits     15,742,600
  Transportation and communication     5,633,600
  Services     262,777,100
  Supplies and equipment     49,057,200
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   3,900,000  
     Municipal Ferries   2,740,500 6,640,500
  Subtotal     426,834,300
  Less: Recoveries     33,551,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     393,282,800
  Sub-Items:      
  Highways Operations and Maintenance      
  Salaries and wages   84,258,700  
  Employee benefits   15,425,800  
  Transportation and communication   5,169,500  
  Services   261,477,700  
  Supplies and equipment   47,068,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation 3,900,000    
     Municipal Ferries 2,740,500 6,640,500  
  Subtotal   420,041,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries   33,251,500 386,789,600
  Remote Aviation      
  Salaries and wages   2,724,600  
  Employee benefits   316,800  
  Transportation and communication   464,100  
  Services   1,299,400  
  Supplies and equipment   1,988,300  
  Subtotal   6,793,200  
  Less: Recoveries   300,000 6,493,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     393,282,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Provincial Highways Management Program     393,283,800
  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      
2704-2 Engineering and Construction      
  Salaries and wages     2,330,000
  Employee benefits     140,000
  Transportation and communication     650,000
  Services     60,045,300
  Supplies and equipment     1,640,000
  Transfer payments      
     Ottawa River Crossing   750,000  
     Transition Fund   25,001,000  
     First Nations   3,000,000  
     Prescott Russell Road 17 Environmental Assessment   2,000,000  
     Land Transfer   135,000 30,886,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     95,691,300
  Sub-Items:      
  Transfer Payments      
  Transfer payments      
     Ottawa River Crossing 750,000    
     Transition Fund 25,001,000    
     First Nations 3,000,000    
     Prescott Russell Road 17 Environmental Assessment 2,000,000    
     Land Transfer 135,000 30,886,000 30,886,000
  Remote Aviation      
  Transportation and communication   150,000  
  Services   1,930,000  
  Supplies and equipment   1,440,000 3,520,000
  Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group      
  Salaries and wages   2,330,000  
  Employee benefits   140,000  
  Transportation and communication   500,000  
  Services   58,115,300  
  Supplies and equipment   200,000 61,285,300
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     95,691,300
2704-4 Highway Work-In-Progress      
  Salaries and wages     70,746,300
  Employee benefits     7,735,600
  Transportation and communication     2,000,000
  Services     11,000,000
  Supplies and equipment     2,000,000
  Subtotal     93,481,900
  Less: Recoveries     93,480,900
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Highway Work-In-Progress      
  Salaries and wages   68,426,300  
  Employee benefits   7,555,600  
  Transportation and communication   1,950,000  
  Services   10,800,000  
  Supplies and equipment   1,949,500  
  Subtotal   90,681,400  
  Less: Recoveries from Capital Assets   90,680,900 500
  Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group      
  Salaries and wages   2,320,000  
  Employee benefits   180,000  
  Transportation and communication   50,000  
  Services   200,000  
  Supplies and equipment   50,500  
  Subtotal   2,800,500  
  Less: Recoveries from Capital Assets   2,800,000 500
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, Engineering and Construction, the Financial Administration Act     513,045,600
  Total Capital Expense for Provincial Highways Management Program     608,737,900
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2704-3 Transportation Infrastructure Assets      
  Transportation infrastructure     2,993,750,000
  Business application software     3,606,000
  Land and marine fleet     26,520,000
  Subtotal     3,023,876,000
  Less: Recoveries     810,143,800
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     2,213,732,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Transportation Infrastructure Assets      
  Transportation infrastructure   2,759,171,300  
  Business application software   3,606,000  
  Land and marine fleet   26,520,000  
  Subtotal   2,789,297,300  
  Less: Recoveries   810,143,800 1,979,153,500
  Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group      
  Transportation infrastructure   234,578,700 234,578,700
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     2,213,732,200
  Total Capital Assets for Provincial Highways Management Program     2,213,732,200