The 272 kilometres of municipal roads and all the associated infrastructure (sidewalks, bridges, ditches, entrances, etc.) on municipal roads are maintained by the Roads Division of the Public Works Department.
County roads are the responsibility of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and are named numerically (County Road 43, County Road 44, etc.). Questions related to Leeds Grenville County roads should be directed to 613-342-3840, toll free: 1-800-267-8146 or see their website here.
Please be advised that parking on Municipal roads is prohibited between 11:00pm and 8:00am from November 15 to April 15. A vehicle which is parked in a manner interfering with snow clearing or removal operations may be issued a ticket and/or removed at the owner's expense.
Please note that parking in any Municipal owned parking lot is prohibited between 11:00pm and 7:00am year round.
Roundabouts are designed to make intersections safer and more efficient for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
There are a few key things to remember about driving roundabouts:
- Yield to drivers in the roundabout
- Stay in your lane; do not change lanes
- Do not stop in the roundabout
- Avoid driving next to oversize vehicles
See a video on the correct usage of a roundabout by clicking here. (Shared with permission from The City of Red Deer)
Pedestrian Crossover Usage
Pedestrian crossovers (PXO’s) are a new way for pedestrians & cyclists to easily and safely cross the road. By law, drivers and cyclists must stop and yield to pedestrians intending to cross the road, and wait for them to completely reach the other side before driving. Pedestrian Crossovers are marked by signs and pavement markings.There are a few key things to remember about driving PXO’s. Click here for the informative PDF.
- Indicate intention to cross
- Wait for traffic to stop
- Make eye contact to ensuredriver sees you
- Dismount and walk your bike across road
- When riding with traffic, follow rules for drivers
- Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
- Stop behind the yield line
- Make eye contact to ensure pedestrian sees you
- Wait until pedestrian completely crosses before proceeding
Summer maintenance activities include grading, dust control, grass cutting, tree trimming, road sign installation/maintenance, construction projects, drainage, street sweeping, and more.
Winter maintenance activities include snow plowing, sanding/salting, snow removal in urban areas, sidewalk plowing and more. These activities are carried out in accordance with the Minimum Maintenance Standards established by the Municipal Act.
Please note that it is unlawful to push snow onto or across a public road or onto another property without the authorization of the property owner. Dangerous accumulations of ice and snow are to be removed from a roof where they overhang public roadways, sidewalks or public access areas to buildings.
The Roads Division oversees the installation of entrances onto public Municipal roads. Entrance permits are available at the Public Works Office. New entrances on streets in unassumed subdivisions or private (cottage) roads are installed by the owner or developer. All entrances on Municipal roads are done by the roads crew. Fee schedules for these permits are set by By-Law.
Fees for 9-1-1 signs are also applied. The numbers are assigned by the Building Division and the actual signs are made up and installed by the Roads Division.
All County roads are owned and maintained by the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville. This includes County Road 43 and the roundabouts located on that road. Information about the County roads and their maintenance activities can be found on the Counties’ website, by calling 613-258-2548 or 613-342-9246 or visiting the Counties Office at 25 Central Ave W., Brockville.
Roadside ditches, storm sewers, culverts or other similar draining features are installed to convey storm water from the road surface and roadbed to an outlet such as a pond, municipal drain, creek or other waterway. These roadside drainage systems are typically located in the Municipal right-of-way and are maintained by the Municipality. Drainage systems along County Roads are on the County right-of-way and maintained by the County.
Importantly, the primary role of roadside drainage is to drain the road, not adjacent private property.