Canada depends on municipal road infrastructure to transport people and goods quickly and safely to where they need to go.
Bridges help people and goods cross rivers, ravines, roads, railroads, or other obstacles to get where they need to go in cities and communities across Canada.
The road networks section of our survey focused on two-lane equivalent kilometres of highways, arterial roads, collector roads, local roads, lanes, alleys and sidewalks. They survey also included questions about bridges and tunnels, including highway and expressway bridges, arterial bridges, collector bridges, footbridges, local bridges, culverts three metres and greater and tunnels.
The current state
Almost 40% of these assets are in fair or worse condition and approximately 20% of the assets were constructed in the last 20 years.
We assessed these assets using a defined scale and their age profile.