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Winter Road Condition Terminology User Guide (2011)

This national guide presents winter road condition vocabulary and definitions tested with the driving public. The guide will help road operations staff to assess and report on road and visibility conditions in a consistent manner. It will also enable communications personnel and media to consistently report driving conditions across Canada.

Many provinces post winter road condition information on their websites; this information is also disseminated by media outlets. Due to inconsistencies in definitions and reporting of driving conditions across Canada, planning long trips can be challenging, particularly when crossing provincial / territorial boundaries.

Recognizing this need, Canadian road authorities have worked together to develop a new and consistent vocabulary as part of 511 systems being implemented by jurisdictions throughout the country. This system is designed to provide the travelling public with information on road conditions that is reported consistently in every province and territory.

Disponible en français : Lignes directrices relatives à la construction et à l’exploitation des routes d’hiver (2011)


Topic:Maintenance and operations
Focus Area:Infrastructure and Asset Management
Publication code: PTM-CONDITION-E
Pages: 168
Publication year: 2011
Media type: pdf
Publication type: National Guidelines
Publication date: June 15, 2011
Member price: $0.00
Regular price: $0.00