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.
ROAD MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
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
(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.
ROADWAY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
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.
ENTRANCE & CIVIC ADDRESS SIGN PERMITS/FEES
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.
CIVIC ADDRESS Sign & Post $ 84.75 (includes HST)
• Replacement, Sign only $39.55
• Replacement, Post only $50.85
RESTRICTED (Half-Loads) LOADS NOTICE
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.
NEW ROAD EMERGENCY NUMBER
NEW ROAD EMERGENCY NUMBER
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.