In preparation for Old Man Winter’s annual return, the City of Markham has opened a second operations yard, reducing the travel time needed to serve the northern and eastern parts of the municipality.
“Markham is growing and to continue providing exceptional services to residents, a new operations yard is opening that will ensure a more efficient deployment of services, boost productivity and better manage our environmental footprint,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti.
“With two robust and state-of-the-art operations facilities, we can better balance travel times to all areas of Markham and we are confident residents will notice improved service levels.”
The new East Markham Operations Yard is located near the northwest corner of Ninth Line and Major Mackenzie Drive and will support crews that maintain and clear more than 2,250 kilometres of road and more than 1,150 kilometres of sidewalks.
The 8.5-hectre facility will house more than half of Road Operations’ resources. It will store 22,000 tonnes of road salt to guard against supply chain issues, 4,000 tonnes of sand and 50,000 litres of brine.
Photo: Mayor Frank Scarpitti, centre, and members of City Council opening the new East Markham Operations Yard.