About: Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
The Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy provides for essential transportation systems for the travelling public and the effective and efficient transport of goods. It provides the infrastructure for government services in building construction, crown land management, building maintenance and accommodations. The department works to improve Prince Edward Island’s physical assets including energy supply and distribution.
Some of the priorities in this mandate are to:
- Develop infrastructure renewal plans and partner with other governments to carry them out
- Update the provincial energy infrastructure
- Create strategies to incorporate green energy and conservation practices in everyday operations
- Provide and improve front-line government services though Access PEI
Structure and Employees
The Public Works and Planning Division is responsible for the planning, design, and construction or renovation of buildings owned by the Department of Transportatio, Infrastructure and Energy. The Division provides planning, design, and construction assistance for buildings to other government departments like Education, Early Learning and Culture and Health and Wellness. The Division is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of department buildings, and the rental accommodations as required by clients.View employee list
The Capital Projects Division is responsible for the design and construction of highways and bridges for the province. This division is split into the eastern region and western region. The division provides the following services: development of an annual and multi-year road construction program; provide design services for the highway and bridge network on PEI for reconstruction and rehabilitation purposes; provide an inspection and maintenance program for the 1,294 bridge structures on PEI to ensure safety to the travelling public; the installation and maintenance of traffic signals, highway lighting, highway signage and highway marking; new highway accesses; traffic operations in municipalities and other provincial jurisdictions; ensuring all materials that are used to build our highways follow good quality control and assurance; and prepare and maintain Provincial Highway Network maps and Road Atlases, GPS field mapping.View employee list
The Traffic Operations section is responsible for the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices and traffic operations for the province, as well as technical and informational support to the Department for its highway construction and highway maintenance activities.View employee list
- Provides counsel and surveying services for the acquisition and disposal of lands with regard to public rights-of-ways, Provincial land-holdings and public easements as well as the maintenance of boundaries of currently held Provincial properties for all Provincial Departments.
- Provides counsel on the status of road’s width (public or private), rights-of-ways and public easements in the Province.
- Maintains and manages the Provincial control survey networks and provides technical assistance to various GNSS/GIS users on the Provincial datum and mapping plane.
- Provides information regarding boundaries between publicly held lands and private lands.
Some inquiries that we deal with from the public are:
- Is my road a public road, if so, how wide is it?
- What is the closest Provincial control monument to my location? What are the coordinate values for it?
- My property is bounded on the East by Government land. Do you have any information regarding that boundary line?
The Environmental Management Section provides environmental planning, permitting and compliance management services to both internal and external clients who are proposing to undertake construction and maintenance activities within the public right-of-way. Internal clients include Capital Projects, Highway Maintenance and Confederation Trail, and external clients include property owners, contractors, consultants and municipalities.
Additionally, the Environmental Management Section develops and implements environmental policy initiatives, actively partners with the broader watershed and environmental community and maintains the department’s Environmental Protection Plan.View employee list
The Highway Maintenance Division provides year round maintenance services to the province’s highways, as well as summer maintenance to the Confederation Trail. Winter operations run from November to May and summer operations run from June to October. Annual winter operations across the province's highways involve salting, sanding and snow removal. Work can also include temporary patching of paved roads, water drainage and washout repairs. If you would like to report a problem, contact the office in your region: Prince County, phone (902) 888-8275; Queens County, phone (902) 368-4770, Kings County, phone (902) 652-8960
During winter storms or adverse weather conditions, staff members answering calls at a Dispatch Office can be very busy. In the event you are connected to the Dispatch Office's voice message centre, please leave a clear, detailed message including the name of your community, the road about which you are calling, as well as a phone number where you can be reached.View employee list