Summer may conjure up thoughts of sunny days, dinner on a patio, or a family vacation, but for many motorists in and around the city, it may bring up frustration.
The busy road work season is quickly approaching, meaning some routes will have lanes reduced, or just be off-limits all together.
But the city is taking a different approach this year, which won’t just please motorists, but it could also please the city’s bottom line, according to the Globe and Mail.
Late last month, the Chair of the Public Works Committee, Councillor Jaye Robinson, announced some projects would run on an accelerated schedule, meaning crews would remain on certain sites, 24/7.
A city report says that approach would mean cost savings, anywhere in the 10-20% range, since work crews won’t have to clean up or move equipment every day.
And that efficiency would translate into a boost in productivity, which would reportedly override overtime charges.
“It’s going to be a tough summer. We have a very ambitious schedule of construction work planned for 2016.” – Jaye Robinson, Public Works Chair