Work began in 2012 to convert the province’s 1,265 highway lights to LEDs.
Cleanup and damage assessment has begun following the worst combination of winter and spring weather in more than 40 years. Nine provincial roads remain closed, without detours in place, due to culvert washouts or flooding from melting snow and heavy rains in the past 48 hours.
For the most current flood-related road closure information, visit www.511.gov.pe.ca or call 5-1-1.
Biomass heat plants burn wood chips produced on PEI. In addition to saving money on fuel, the province is supporting a local industry, producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing its dependence on imported fuels.
Since 2008, the provincial government invested more than $60 million to replace or repair 50 bridges across the province. Seven more bridges will be replaced during 2014-2015.