Seldom-Used Warning Signs Show Lack of Closure Policy on Trans-Canada Highway: Fire ChiefAuthor/Presenter: Weldon, Tori
After a 12-hour Trans-Canada Highway closure at Sackville due to winds and low visibility five years ago, emergency responders, the RCMP, representatives from the towns of Sackville and Amherst, N.S. and the departments of transportation from both provinces met and created a comprehensive plan that provided a clear threshold of roles and responsibilities when the weather warranted the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway. But the plan is no longer being followed. An example is, New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure purchased two solar-powered signs to allow information to be communicated to drivers. But since the signs were installed, they have hardly been used. Their lack of use adds to drivers’ confusion.