Highway 559 and Shebeshekong Road are Ministry of Transportation (MTO) maintained roads. Please contact MTO with your concerns at 705-472-7900.
During the winter months, both parking on municipal roads and pushing snow across the roads is prohibited. It interferes with the Township’s ability to keep the roads clean and safe. Anyone engaging in this activity may receive a fine.
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.
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.
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.
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