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Snow Removal 2017/2018

Posted on November 10, 2017

Parking of vehicles on Township Roads and Village Streets from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. will not be permitted from November 17, 2017 to April 15, 2018. The prohibition of parking applies to the entire road right-of-way, normally 10m (33') from the centre of the road.

The Township of Lanark Highlands will not be responsible for damages to mailboxes, newspaper boxes or parked vehicles where the boxes or vehicles interfere with the snowplowing of Township Roads.

It is an offence under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to push snow onto or across a Township Road or Street. The removal of such snow piles by the Township will be charged to the adjacent property owner.

Please call this number only in case of a road related emergency or potential danger that requires immediate attention.

For further information contact:
Township of Lanark Highlands
Tom McCarthy, Interim Superintendent of Public Works
75 George Street
Lanark, ON K0G 1K0
T: 613-259-2398 ext. 239
F: 613-259-2291
E: tmccarthy@lanarkhighlands.ca www.lanarkhighlands.ca

Public works employees work varying hours depending on the season; hours of operation are as follows:

Summer Hours: Mid-April to the end of October: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

Winter Hours: Beginning of November to mid-April: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Gravel ResurfacingMay/June/July

Calcium – Class 4 & 5 Gravel Roads
(Class 6 Roads DO NOT receive calcium)June/July

Road Side Grass MowingJuly

Roadside Brushing - Various locations throughout the year

GradingAs required
(varies by traffic volumes/types, quality of road base, moisture content/rainfall and presence of calcium)

Winter Maintenance Activities

Lanark Highlands Township has adopted the Provincial "Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways" Reg. 298/02, as the standard for year-round township road maintenance. Under the Municipal Act, these benchmarks were adopted to standardize levels of service for various classes of roads throughout the Province, and to specify reasonable response times to maintain or correct deficiencies on the roadways depending upon their class. Provincial, county, and municipal roads are classified differently within these standards based on Posted or Statutory Speed Limit and Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT.)

Winter maintenance activities and priorities are based on the roadway classification and the associated level of service, as well as legislated hours of work, manpower and municipal budget.


Class 4 Speed Limit 80 kph     500 – 999 vehicles per day

Class 5 Speed Limit 60 kph     50 – 499 vehicles per day

Class 6 Speed Limit less than 80kph 0 – 49 vehicles per day

Class 6B Routine seasonal maintenance only (no winter maintenance)

Class 6C No routine maintenance or inspection, use at own risk.


New home construction requires an entrance and a civic address application to be completed before a building permit will be issued. You can apply for these permits at the Township Office in the Public Works Department.

Costs associated with these permits are as follows:

Entrance Permit $100
• if culvert is required and owner installs $200.
• if culvert is required and township installs $1,000.

Download the Entrance Permit application here.

CIVIC ADDRESS Sign & Post $ 84.75 (includes HST)

• Replacement, Sign only $39.55

• Replacement, Post only $50.85

Download the Civic Address application form here.


Restricted loads are usually in effect from March 1st to mid-May. Please check the local newspapers, the township web site or call 613-259-2398 to confirm schedule.



Effective immediately the number for reporting a road emergency has changed. Please note the new number:


Please call this number only in case of a road related emergency or potential danger that requires immediate attention. Responding to the pager requires Roads staff to interrupt their normal activity (i.e. snowplowing, grading etc…) to attend the service request. General requests for information will not be provided via this number.

Reporting Streetlight Outages:

Please call the Township Office at 613.259.2398 to report a streetlight that is out/cycling/flickering. We will need the pole number, the closest civic address number, and the road name.