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Operations &Community Services is responsible for the maintenance of the municipal road system, storm sewers, storm water management ponds and sidewalks. In addition, the Division works in cooperation with the County of Simcoe's Environmental Services Department on waste management and recycling programs. The administration of a majority of the Corporation’s fleet of vehicles and departmental equipment is also the responsibility of this section. The different types of fleet equipment maintained by​ Operations & Community includes light/medium/heavy vehicles, tractors, excavators, construction and snow removal equipment.

​Line 15 North Traffic Calming Initiative

Line 15 North from Bass Lake Sideroad to Highway 12 is a 1.4 km stretch of roadway under the jurisdiction of the Township of Oro-Medonte. This segment is a narrow local road providing access to residential roads, Bass Lake Provincial Park, and waterfront access on the north-west shore of Bass Lake. Over the past several years, this segment of road has experienced a significant increase in traffic volumes and travel speeds associated with growth in west Orillia, and is now being used as bypass from Hwy 12 to west Orillia.

​To assist with reducing traffic volumes and overall traffic safety, a directional closure of the northbound lane of Line 15 North at Bass Lake Sideroad will be implemented prior to the 2022 summer season, on a trial basis for one (1) year.

In addition, the Township has engaged Tatham Engineering to review additional appropriate interventions while the Township continues to work with the City of Orillia and Ontario Ministry of Transportation on possible longer-term considerations.
 
Prior to making a final decision regarding the directional closure, the Township undertook a public consultation process and sought input from public service providers, and the general public.

Additional Background Information Regarding Line 15 North Traffic Calming:

Road Network Plan - Road Needs Study​

​The Township is creating a Road Network Plan to assess current roads needs and to plan for future requirements. As part of this work, traffic counts, speed assessments and intersection reviews have been conducted at over 100 locations across the Township. Highlights of the plan include a thorough review of the following aspects:

Road Needs Study

  • Road System Inventory

  • Minimum Maintenance Standards Classification

  • Road Condition Appraisal & Needs Assessment

  • Determine sustainable funding levels to maintain road standards

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Road System and Operations


  • Traffic Operations - Existing Conditions

  • Travel Speeds

  • Road classifications

  • Road/Transportation Network​


Active Transportation

  • Sidewalks and trails

  • Accommodation of applicable standards​


Emergency Detour Routes (EDR)

  • ​Establish EDRs for highway system​​

Road Standards

  • Provide recommendations to update Transportation policies within the Township's Official Plan.

  • Review current Township road standards relating to road classification and cross-sections.

  • Confirm applicability of standards in context of road classification, traffic volumes and other appropriate measures.

  • Present recommended changes for consideration (local road vs. collector road, urban road vs. rural road, residential road vs. industrial road, etc.)

  • Determine service levels and conditions for assumption of private roads located within the Township.

The municipality's roads network is one of its most vital assets and is a crucial service for our residents and businesses.  The Township is continuing to refine its plan to ensure the sustainability of the infrastructure is addressed in a comprehensive and economically viable manner.​​



Additional and Impor​tant Information​ Regarding the Road Network Plan: