Ontario Provincial Standards for Roads and Public Works (OPS) manages the development and production of construction drawings, construction and material specifications to facilitate harmony and standardization in the design, tendering and construction of roads and public works accross Ontario. Established in 1984, OPS is owned jointly by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Municipal Engineers Association, and of equal importance is the involvement and support of many other organizations representing contractors, consulting engineers, manufacturers, and their associations.
The Municipal Engineers Association is working with Ontario Good Roads Association to develop the OPS-101 training course. The course is expected to be launched in late winter 2020. Stay tuned for updates.
Request for Comments
- The OPS Environmental Committee is currently in the process of updating OPSS.MUNI 180, General Specification For The Management Of Excess Materials, in order to reflect the requirements of O.Reg 406/19 for On-Site and Excess Soil Management under the Environmental Protection Act.
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- The OPS Pavement Committee is asking for comments and feedback on their upcoming 2020-2021 work plan. The Committee will be reviewing and updating the noted OPSS and OPSD in the attachment during this time period.