Public Works

Roads & Drainage

Winter Road Conditions and Restrictions

Winter Road Conditions

Report a Snow Removal Issue

You can also contact us at 519-338-2511 during working hours. Messages left are checked daily, Monday  through Friday, with the exception of holidays.

March 29, 2021 -1°                                                                                                clear , visibility is good. Roads are snow covered with some icy sections. township plows called out.

March 21 , 2021  2°
Partly cloudy, visibility is good. Roads and sidewalks are bare and dry, no service currently required.

March 20 , 2021  -3°
Partly cloudy, visibility is good. Roads and sidewalks are bare and dry, no service currently required.

March 18  , 2021  2°
Partly cloudy, visibility is good. Roads and sidewalks are bare and dry, no service currently required.

March 17  , 2021  1°
Partly cloudy, visibility is good. Roads and sidewalks are bare and dry, no service currently required.

March 16  , 2021  -3°
Partly cloudy, visibility is good. Roads and sidewalks are bare and dry, no service currently required.

For Information on Road Conditions and Weather Forecasts:

Operations

Snow plow operations are governed by the Town's Snow Removal Policy. It is Town practice to have all municipal roads plowed at least once every 24 hours if conditions warrant. Lengthy service delays can occur in freezing rain conditions.

Plow Routes

The Town is broken into standard plow routes, so all roads in the Town can be cleared in about twelve hours if all plows are in operation. The number of plows on duty depends on staff and equipment availability and road conditions. If less plows are available, the standard routes are adjusted accordingly.

Plowing Schedule

Depending upon weather conditions, plowing operations begin at 4:00 am. Usually, all routes are completed prior to 10am. Weather depending, a second plow pass may be completed in the afternoon, limited to specified roads only. This second pass may  cover all roads under exceptional conditions.

Removal of Snow Policy with Routes

Current Construction

Town of Minto is now online with Municipal511

To view Road Closures and Construction Areas https://www.municipal511.ca/


12th Line Culvert Replacement

This notice is to advise you that the Town of Minto will be proceeding with the replacement of culverts on the 12th Line between O’Dwyers Road and Wellington Road 6 in the Town of Minto. Construction will be commencing the week of April 19, 2021 and will continue through to October, 2021.
Note that 12th Line between O’Dwyers Road and Wellington Road 6 will be closed to through traffic during the construction period. Local access will also be interrupted at various times during this period.

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Tree and Shrub Removal in Harriston

In Harriston work is getting underway to remove trees from the banks and floodplain of the Maitland River. This work will be done downstream of the Authur St. bridge.
The purpose of the tree removal is to reduce the impact of debris jamming around trees during high river flows. The roots of the trees will be left in place and efforts will be made to minimize disturbance to ensure the banks remain stable.

This work is is expected to be completed by mid-April.
For More Information Maitland Valley Conservation Authority

Road safety: Pedestrian Crossovers

Road safety: Pedestrian Crossovers

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Roads, Sidewalks & Drains

Roads & Drainage

The Roads and Drainage Division takes care of road, sidewalk, curb and storm drainage maintenance and installation including winter snow removal, rural road grading, municipal drains, ditching, cemetery maintenance and other related activities.   There are over 230 km of hard top roads, 53 km of gravel roads, 43 km of sidewalks and 42 culverts and bridges in Minto.  There are 118 municipal drains under the Ontario Drainage Act, and over 30 named drains.  The TLC section takes care of the flowers and landscaped plantings in downtown streetscapes, community gardens, and other Town facilities in cooperation with local Horticultural Societies.

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Street Lights

Each year Public Works also supports the Town’s service contract on over 800 LED street lights within the Town, provides comments on dozens of planning applications and development proposals processed by the Building Department, and responds to thousands of service locates through Ontario One Call.

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