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Services & Departments

Roads Department

Report-a-Problem

To report a problem or a dangerous road condition, please call the Municipal office during regular office hours, Monday 9:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 613 338-2811 ext 200.


The Operations Manager - Adrian Tomasini's phone number is 613 338-2811 ext 288. You can leave a message on his voice mail if it is not an emergency. After hours/ Emergency call 1-888-408-5143.
 

Winter Road Maintenance

In the winter, the roads department is busy plowing, sanding and salting the Municipal roads. During snow storms or bad weather, high priority roads, such as bus routes, are plowed and sanded first and often. We’re legally obligated to maintain these priority roadways. If you live on a secondary road, please be patient.

There are a number of things that you can do in the winter to help keep things running smoothly:

Protect your mailbox: If you don’t use your mailbox during the winter, remove it – post and all. Most times when seasonal mailboxes get damaged, it’s because plowed snow accumulates in front of it, causing increasing weight and pressure against it over the course of the winter. It’s your responsibility to keep the area around your mailbox clear of snow. Are you only here during the summer? Why not install your mailbox post in a 5 gallon bucket filled with concrete or sand, which you can then move off the road during the off-season. Mailboxes damaged by snow load off plow equipment will not be replaced by the Municipality. The Municipality will replace a damaged mailbox if the damage is deemed to result from a direct hit by plow equipment. Should your mailbox be damaged, please contact the Municipal office. An inspection and assessment will be made by the respective Working Foreman and reported to the Manager of Operations.

Winter parking: Pursuant to ByLaw2012-068 No person shall park a motor vehicle on any of the streets or highways or boulevards adjacent thereto, in the Municipality of Hastings Highlands in such a manner that interferes with the clearing of snow from a highway between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time from the fifteenth (15th) day of October in any given year to the fifteenth (15th) day of April inclusive, in the following year.
 

Snow on roadways: Under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, it is illegal to shovel, blow or plow snow out onto a roadway. It’s also very dangerous and can cause oncoming vehicles to lose control. Please use caution when clearing your driveway and always be aware of the traffic around you.
-Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act R.S.). 1990, cH 8

 

 

Spring Half Loads

Spring half load signage is put up each Spring. Half loads protect our roads from excessive damage while the winter frost is coming out of the roads.

 

 

Summer Dust Control

Gravel roads can create lots of dust during the summer months. Calcium chloride is used to control the amount of dust caused by the movement of traffic on dry roads. Dust control is costly and has a slight environmental impact on the surrounding area. For these reasons, the dust control is applied once per year in late June. This allows the wet spring conditions to provide a natural dust control for as long as possible. In the drier, hotter months the applied dust control will provide more effective treatment. As funds become available, gravel roads throughout the Municipality are being hard surfaced to eliminate the need for dust control measures.


Roads Department Documents