With Premier Ford’s announcement on May 4th, loosening restrictions on construction projects, Ontario One Call saw an immediate jump in locate requests. The volume sustained, and comparing 2019 to 2020 (see chart 1-2) the first three weeks of May showed a return to seasonal request volumes.
There was a notable increase in the last week of May, with an approximate 20% increase in volume compared to the same period in 2019. As of May 28th (available data at publishing), the total locate volume in May increased by approximately 6% over the previous year.
The below chart shows data from May 1st – 28th.