Public Works

Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of all municipal roads (over 180 kilometers). Some of the services the department provides for are winter operations such as snow removal and sanding, summer operations such as grading and dust control, road signage, drainage and street lighting.
 
Please visit the Ontario Good Roads website to view the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Highways.  The minimum standards can be found under Ontario Regulation 239/02 of the Municipal Act, 2001.
 
The classes of roads within the Municipality of French River are:

Class 4 - Provincial Highways maintained by the Ministry of Transportation
Class 5 - Roadways with a posted speed of 80 Km/h (or less) and less than 999 cars per day
Class 6 - Roadways with a posted speed of 80 Km/h (or less) and less than 49 motor vehicles per day
 
Below are the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Patrolling Frequency, Snow Accumulation and Ice Formation Prevention and Icy Roadways.  Although these are the Minimum Standards set out by Provincial Legislation, the Municipality of French River tries to adhere to a higher standard than the provincial minimum.  

 

PATROLLING FREQUENCY (As set out in the Minimum Maintenance Standards) 

Class of Highway Patrolling Frequency
1 3 times every 7 days
2 2 times every 7 days
3 once every 7 days
4 once every 14 days
5 once every 30 days

 

SNOW ACCUMULATION (As set out in the Minimum Maintenance Standards) 

Class of Highway Depth (cm) Time
1 2.5 4 Hours
2 5 6 Hours
3 8 12 Hours
4 8 16 Hours
5 10 24 Hours
 
 
ICE FORMATION PREVENTION AND ICY ROADWAYS (As set out in the Minimum Maintenance Standards) 

Class of Highway Time
1 3 Hours
2 4 Hours
3 8 Hours
4 12 Hours
5 16 Hours


Martin Clouthier
Public Works Manager
Tel. (705) 898-2900
Fax. (705) 898-2181
 

Do you have a service request or question for the council or staff of French River? Simply fill out the form below and we will be sure to tend to your request at our earliest opportunity:

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