Roads & General
Maintenance

General Maintenance Information

Our goal is to provide a safe and convenient Township owned roadway network that facilitates the orderly movement of traffic all year round. Roads management encompasses the following general maintenance services, grading, shoulder repair, repair of potholes (patching resurfacing), proper signs, tree trimming and drainage which includes new ditching and ditch maintenance, maintenance of culverts and reconstruction. In addition to the above there are seasonal services such as snow plowing/sanding, maintenance of municipal parking lots, two beaches, five boat ramps, access points to Georgian Bay and Lake Shebeshekong.

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Additional information

The Municipal Act’s Minimum Maintenance Standards provide directives to ensure that our roads are kept in a reasonable state of repair.  All municipal roads are classified based on unique features or values that are in the road service area. Road classifications are from class 1 to class 6. Class 1 roads are similar to the 400 series highways. The lower class road have different standards. The Township’s minimum maintenance standards are available on this web page. Please note, however, that the minimum maintenance standards have been amended. The new standards will be posted in the near future. 

The Township is responsible for municipal roads only. Highway 559, Highway 69 and Shebeshekong Road are maintained by the Ministry of Transportation. For any issues regarding these roads please contact the Huntsville MTO office at 1-800-255-7814.

  • It is illegal to push snow from your private property onto a municipal road. No person shall deposit snow or ice on the roadway as per our obstruction by-law;
  • Shovel snow onto your property and away from the road;
  • When piling snow on your property do not block sightlines from other driveways;
  • Please do not push large volumes of snow into ditches as it can turn to ice and block nearby culverts;
  • Clear storm drains of leaves and snow to prevent flooding;
  • Please do not park on public roads where it could obstruct snow removal or other winter maintenance efforts;
  • Consider assisting your elderly or disabled neighbor(s) by clearing snow for them.

Every year from the beginning of March until approximately the end of May load restrictions (max 5 tonne/axle) are in effect. This reduction helps to protect the structural integrity of our roads during the winter thaw when the road base is soft. Before doing any work during this time that would require a full load please contact the Township or check one of the signs to ensure that the load restriction is off.

If you notice a sign missing on any Township road please contact the Township office.

Entrance permits are required for any new or revised entrance to the Township roads.

We issue requests for services and equipment related to roads throughout the year. Subscribe to our Bids and Tenders page to be notified when requests are released. 

For additional information, contact our Public Works Department.

Available from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday

Address 2 West Carling Bay Rd Nobel, ON P0G 1G0