MAIN HEADING: PROVINCIAL HIGHWAYS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2704

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The Provincial Highways Management Program oversees the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of the provincial highway network and develops strategies to maximize investments in highway infrastructure.

The provincial highway network provides safe mobility for people and goods, and promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability. The program delivers these activities through internal resources, partnerships and private sector service providers.

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. The program is responsible for remote airports throughout northern Ontario, ferry services in locations across Ontario, first nations roads subsidies, road improvements in unincorporated areas, service centres, and the production of the official map of Ontario highways.

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

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Operations and Maintenance 383,007,900 385,124,500 (2,116,600) 389,373,611
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 383,007,900 385,124,500 (2,116,600) 389,373,611
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 538,823
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 538,823
  Total Operating Expense 383,008,900 385,125,500 (2,116,600) 389,912,434
  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 84,747,700 40,956,100 43,791,600 56,152,794
4 Highway Work-In-Progress 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 84,748,700 40,957,100 43,791,600 56,152,794
Statutory Amortization, Engineering and Construction, the Financial Administration Act 599,142,600 558,147,100 40,995,500 507,437,582
Statutory Asset Devaluation, the Financial Administration Act - - - 2,600,000
  Total Statutory Appropriations 599,142,600 558,147,100 40,995,500 510,037,582
  Total Capital Expense 683,891,300 599,104,200 84,787,100 566,190,376
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
3 Transportation Infrastructure Assets 2,450,447,900 2,124,489,600 325,958,300 1,942,584,907
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 2,450,447,900 2,124,489,600 325,958,300 1,942,584,907
  Total Capital Assets 2,450,447,900 2,124,489,600 325,958,300 1,942,584,907


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     66,442,700
  Employee benefits     14,150,700
  Transportation and communication     4,040,700
  Services     304,702,000
  Supplies and equipment     29,365,500
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   4,885,400  
     Municipal Ferries   3,570,900 8,456,300
  Subtotal     427,157,900
  Less: Recoveries     44,150,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     383,007,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Highways Operations and Maintenance      
  Salaries and wages   63,564,400  
  Employee benefits   13,750,600  
  Transportation and communication   3,469,400  
  Services   303,402,600  
  Supplies and equipment   26,884,400  
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation 4,885,400    
     Municipal Ferries 3,570,900 8,456,300  
  Subtotal   419,527,700  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries   43,850,000 375,677,700
  Remote Aviation      
  Salaries and wages   2,878,300  
  Employee benefits   400,100  
  Transportation and communication   571,300  
  Services   1,299,400  
  Supplies and equipment   2,481,100  
  Subtotal   7,630,200  
  Less: Recoveries   300,000 7,330,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     383,007,900
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Provincial Highways Management Program     383,008,900
  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      
2704-2 Engineering and Construction      
  Salaries and wages     1,276,700
  Employee benefits     140,000
  Transportation and communication     351,000
  Services     49,943,000
  Supplies and equipment     1,935,000
  Transfer payments      
     Ottawa River Crossing   1,000,000  
     Transition Fund   3,999,000  
     First Nations   3,000,000  
     Prescott Russell Road 17 Environmental Assessment   2,250,000  
     Land Transfer   1,000  
     Highway 407 Municipal   9,500,000  
     Municipal BCF-MIC Projects   1,250,000  
     Remote Aviation   1,000  
     Municipal and Environmental Improvements   3,100,000  
     Walker Road Widening/Reconstruction   7,000,000 31,101,000
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     84,747,700
  Sub-Items:      
  Transfer Payments and Other Highway Expenditures      
  Transfer payments      
     Ottawa River Crossing 1,000,000    
     Transition Fund 3,999,000    
     First Nations 3,000,000    
     Prescott Russell Road 17 Environmental Assessment 2,250,000    
     Land Transfer 1,000    
     Highway 407 Municipal 9,500,000    
     Municipal BCF-MIC Projects 1,250,000    
     Remote Aviation 1,000    
     Municipal and Environmental Improvements 3,100,000 24,101,000  
  Other transactions   1,000 24,102,000
  Remote Aviation      
  Transportation and communication   176,000  
  Services   1,584,000  
  Supplies and equipment   1,760,000 3,520,000
  Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group      
  Salaries and wages   1,276,700  
  Employee benefits   140,000  
  Transportation and communication   175,000  
  Services   48,359,000  
  Supplies and equipment   175,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Walker Road Widening/Reconstruction   7,000,000 57,125,700
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     84,747,700
2704-4 Highway Work-In-Progress      
  Salaries and wages     90,552,000
  Employee benefits     11,899,000
  Transportation and communication     2,157,400
  Services     14,921,700
  Supplies and equipment     898,900
  Subtotal     120,429,000
  Less: Recoveries     120,428,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Highway Work-In-Progress      
  Salaries and wages   88,039,000  
  Employee benefits   11,547,000  
  Transportation and communication   2,147,400  
  Services   14,916,700  
  Supplies and equipment   888,900  
  Subtotal   117,539,000  
  Less: Recoveries from Capital Assets   117,538,500 500
  Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group      
  Salaries and wages   2,513,000  
  Employee benefits   352,000  
  Transportation and communication   10,000  
  Services   5,000  
  Supplies and equipment   10,000  
  Subtotal   2,890,000  
  Less: Recoveries from Capital Assets   2,889,500 500
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, Engineering and Construction, the Financial Administration Act     599,142,600
  Total Capital Expense for Provincial Highways Management Program     683,891,300
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2704-3 Transportation Infrastructure Assets      
  Land and marine fleet     19,210,000
  Transportation infrastructure - salaries and wages     2,000
  Transportation infrastructure - employee benefits     2,000
  Transportation infrastructure - asset costs     2,975,100,700
  Business application software - salaries and wages     1,000
  Business application software - employee benefits     1,000
  Business application software - asset costs     6,998,000
  Subtotal     3,001,314,700
  Less: Recoveries     550,866,800
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     2,450,447,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Transportation Infrastructure Assets      
  Land and marine fleet   19,210,000  
  Transportation infrastructure - salaries and wages   1,000  
  Transportation infrastructure - employee benefits   1,000  
  Transportation infrastructure - asset costs   2,424,486,600  
  Business application software - salaries and wages   1,000  
  Business application software - employee benefits   1,000  
  Business application software - asset costs   6,998,000  
  Subtotal   2,450,698,600  
  Less: Recoveries   550,866,800 1,899,831,800
  Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group      
  Transportation infrastructure - salaries and wages   1,000  
  Transportation infrastructure - employee benefits   1,000  
  Transportation infrastructure - asset costs   550,614,100 550,616,100
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     2,450,447,900
  Total Capital Assets for Provincial Highways Management Program     2,450,447,900