The Transportation Services Division maintains Township roads. This does not include the unopened and unmaintained road allowances throughout the Township.
The Township's roads crew operate out of two Works Yards - one on Line 7 North at the 15/16th Sideroad and the second in Moonstone on County Road 19.
Reduced Load Restrictions in Effect
Due to the recent precipitation and saturation of the roadways and as per By-law 2012-086 to Designate Reduced Load Periods the reduced load restrictions will be extended until May 6th 2018
A reminder that as per
By-law 2012-086, Reduced Load (Half-Load) Restrictions are in effect on Township roads from March 1st through April 30th. Line 7 North, between Highway 11 and Bass Lake Sideroad, is exempt from the provisions of the By-law.
To aid in the snow removal operations, the Township Traffic
By-Law No. 2012-168 prohibits the parking of vehicles on all Township roads at any time, in a manner that interferes with winter road maintenance, from October 15th to April 30th. Vehicles interfering with winter road maintenance may be ticketed and/or towed.
Rural property owners are reminded that Canada Post has guidelines for the installation and maintenance of rural mailboxes to avoid damage as a result of snow removal operations. It is the property owner's responsibility to ensure that a rural mailbox is maintained for mail delivery. For more information, contact your local postal outlet or visit
www.canadapost.ca for Rural Mailbox Box Guidelines.
The Township’s Operations & Community Services Department is scheduled to start the 2018 street sweeping program on Monday, April 16th (weather dependent).
Street sweeping helps to keep our storm drainage systems and ditches clear, improves storm water runoff quality, and improves air quality by limiting dust.
Any sand raked out onto the shoulder of the road (in a row only) by April 16th, will be picked up by the crew as they pass by. Sand left in the ditches or sand that is placed on the shoulder after the crew has been to your area will not be picked up.
Each year the street sweeping program starts in a different area of the Township so that streets in one area are not always swept last. This year the crew will be starting in the Shanty Bay area and will work counter clockwise around the Township.
Thank you in advance for your assistance. Please feel free to contact Operations staff at 705-487-2171 with any questions.
All new road access points for laneways or driveways require an Entrance Permit. The application form and fee are submitted to the Township Administration Office for approval.
All new roads and works must be constructed to Township Engineering Standards. Copies of these standards are available for a fee from the Township Administration Office. All new roads and works must be constructed to Township Engineering Standards. Copies of these standards are available for a fee from the Township Administration Office.