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The Roads Department, under the  direction of the Director of Public Works, is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all Township roads.The Roads Division is comprised of 17  staff operating from two yards – Burnside Line (South Yard) and North River Drive (North Yard).  In the Roads Department,  the Director of Public Works is responsible for administration of the design and construction of municipal roads and drainage systems, the development of the departmental budget and administering the municipal road occupancy permit system and municipal consents. Other administrative responsibilities include the preservation, maintenance and rehabilitation of municipal roads,  bridges, sidewalks, streetlights, drainage, winter control, signage, maintenance and removal of trees on municipal properties and the acquisition, maintenance and repair of corporate vehicles and equipment. 

Streetlights To report streetlights that are not working correctly on Township roads, please contact the Public Works Department and give the address and the location of the streetlight. 

Entrance Permits Creating a roadway entrance to a property, or widening and existing one requires a permit.  Entrance Permits are required for all of the following:

  • New residential and commercial properties
  • Changing an exiting (widening); and/or
  • Obtaining a second entrance

Applications for an entrance must be completed and submitted to the Public Works Department, complete with the applicable fee. Click here for the Driveway Entrance By-law. For more information on the services provided by the roads department, click on the links below: Temporary Road Closing Permit