Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal accepts all recommendations made by the Auditor General about the management of bridge projects. In Chapter 2 of the report, issued on May 28, recommends a better management system on bridge projects including replacement and maintenance.
“Bridges are a critical piece of our transportation network. Nova Scotians can be assured the bridges they travel on are safe,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “However, we recognize we could improve the collection and tracking of information on our bridges and we are committed to putting new processes and procedures in place to better track bridge maintenance, repairs and inspections.”
Bridge engineers and inspectors are positioned across the province and are responsible for overseeing 4,200 bridges to ensure they are maintained. Bridge replacements and repairs are done when necessary.