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The Auditor General’s Audit Work Plan included a review of Transportation Services’ Summer Road Maintenance Program. The Division has recently realigned priorities with more emphasis being placed on road preventive maintenance activities. As a result, additional capital funding has been allocated to road resurfacing in order to extend the useful life of roads. In 2012, over $30 million was spent on local road resurfacing contracts. The objective of this review was to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the management of local road resurfacing contracts.

This report contains 14 recommendations along with a management response to each of the recommendations. The implementation of these recommendations will assist management in their oversight of local road resurfacing contracts.