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Ontario municipalities will see $34.7B deficit for roads and bridges: OGRA

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Ontario municipalities will see $34.7B deficit for roads and bridges: OGRA

OAKVILLE, ONT. — The Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) has calculated Ontario municipalities are in need of $34.7 billion in infrastructure support to help sustain healthy roads and bridges.

While other information has come out regarding the lack of infrastructure funding to municipalities, the OGRA’s Dr. James Smith has made the calculations taking into consideration “Monte Carlo” simulations and uses 443 municipal asset management plans of the 444 municipalities in Ontario, indicates a release.

 “The data behind Ontario’s $34.7 billion roads and bridge deficit is a result of data extraction of key information, engineering economic principles combined with expert knowledge, along with mathematical modeling and simulation,” said Smith who is the manager of member services with OGRA, in a statement. “Roads and bridges were taken into account, however other infrastructure such as trails, bike lanes and sidewalks were not calculated.”

For more information, visit https://www.ogra.org/member-services/index.html.

OGRA will also be looking at road infrastructure at its annual conference which takes place Feb. 22 to 25. For more information visit www.ograconference.ca.

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