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705-382-5982
564 Garage Road
Road Supervisor: Keith McCoy
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The Roads Department constructs and maintains municipal roads and bridges, which involves grading, repairing and improving road and bridge structures, maintaining signs, culverts, ditches and shoulders, snow clearing and sanding in the winter months and dust control and grading during the rest of the year. 

Roads maintenance is ongoing throughout the year. With about 132 kms of roads in the Township, it takes many hours for our equipment to work over the entire system. In a winter storm event, our roads crew is out on the job. Please be patient, we will get to your road as soon as we can.

       

REMINDER:  PARKING & SNOW REMOVAL

Citizens are reminded that Section 170 (12) of the Highway Traffic Act prohibits the parking or standing of vehicles on any road when it will interfere with winter operations.  Citizens are also reminded that Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act prohibits any person from depositing snow or ice on a public roadway.  This would include the placing of snow on roads to accommodate snowmobiles or skiing activities.

       

LOAD RESTRICTIONS

In effect from March 1 to May 30th, unless posted otherwise under Public Notices on our Website, as a means to try to protect the integrity of the roads during the spring thaw.  The Township of Armour monitors thaw progression by utilizing the forecast temperature data from Environment Canada and Weather Network to calculate the Thaw Index. When the Thaw Index reaches its threshold value, the load restrictions are imposed.  Depending on the progression of the spring thaw, restrictions can come into effect quickly, sometimes with only a few days’ notice.  
      
Please keep this time period in mind if you are planning to get your load of logs or building supplies delivered to your property in the spring. Once the pavement strength has been restored, the load restrictions are removed.
       

ROAD HAZARDS

If you are aware of a road hazard (i.e. a missing stop sign, dangerous washout or dead deer on the road), please notify us at 705-382-3332, during office hours (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

After office hours, please call 705-382-5982 and leave a message (time, date and nature of emergency).

ROAD ALLOWANCES

Road allowances refer to allowances originally laid out for roads by a Crown surveyor, including both road allowances shown on an original township survey and road allowances shown along the water in a plan of subdivision. Road allowances are generally 66 feet in width.

Road allowances made by the Crown surveyors that are located in municipalities and road allowances, highways, streets and lanes shown on a registered plan of subdivision, are identified in Section 26 of the Municipal Act, (2001) as highways - unless they have been closed. A highway is owned by the municipality that has jurisdiction over it, subject to any rights reserved by a person who dedicated the highway or any interest in the land held by any other person (s. 30) With some exceptions, as further specified in the Municipal Act (2001), a local municipality has jurisdiction over,

• all road allowances located in the municipality that were made by the Crown surveyors;

• all road allowances, highways, streets and lanes shown on a registered plan of subdivision; and

• a municipality may by bylaw, assume an unopened road allowance made by the Crown surveyors and all road allowances, highways, streets and lanes shown on a registered plan of subdivision for public use.