The 318 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.
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Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Visit the Road Safety page for road safety topics such as distracted driving, school bus safety, roundabouts, pedestrian crossovers, and more.
For current Ontario road conditions, visit Ontario 511. Ontario 511 is a bilingual digital traveller information service provided by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. This website has been designed by and for users to help people plan their routes and travel safely and efficiently across the province of Ontario.
Other Road Information
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 Roadway Service Standards (34-16) by-law established by the Municipal Act.
Please note that it is unlawful to push snow onto or across a public road or onto Municipal or County property without authorization. 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 Permit Applications 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.
Children at Play
These signs are not official signs for use in Ontario and are non-regulatory signs. It is not operational policy for the Public Works Department to supply them. Typically the request comes from a neighbourhood at large and the cost of such a sign is shared by the neighbourhood. The cost of a sign is approximately $150.00. Location, installation and maintenance will be done by the Public Works Department should it be purchased by a resident in a particular neighbourhood.
These types of signs are generally NOT recommended for the following reasons:
- these warning signs often become “part of the scenery” for drivers familiar with the route and become ineffective quite quickly;
- the signage does not accurately identify the specific area or offer any additional relevant information to the driver;
- the signage give a false sense of security to both the community and the drivers in that each assumes the other recognizes the issue and will similarly be on guard;
- numerous standards strongly discourage the use of Child Warning Signs; and
- these warning signs are not a remedy for driver awareness or traffic speed issues.
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. Managing storm water is essential to improving the health of our waterways and reducing basement flooding. 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.