Tyendinaga Township has approximately 260 kilometres of roadway. Of this total amount, approximately 160 km is paved (surface treated) and 100 kilometres is gravel. Council attempts every year to increase our total inventory of surface treated road. Although costly at the outset, yearly maintenance and grading makes a surface treated road less expensive over the longer haul.
We have a Roads Crew consisting of a Roads Supervisor, Lead Hand and a crew of five. Our employees are well trained and Council ensures they are kept up to date and fully trained on all new advances in road maintenance and construction. Our employees work within the standards and guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Transportation and are members of the Ontario Good Roads Association.
We would like to remind all residents to keep road sides clear of vehicles and equipment (ie tractor trailers). The Township will not be responsible for vehicles parked within the Township Road Allowance, or mailboxes, during the normal course of snow plowing operations. The following regulations are taken from the Province of Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act:
Parking of Vehicles
170 (12) ………..no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 170 (12)
Powers of officer to remove vehicle
170 (15) ………..upon discovery of any vehicle parked or standing in contravention of subsection (12) or of a municipal by-law, may cause it to be moved or taken to a placed or stored in a suitable place and all costs and charges for removing, care and storage thereof, if any, are a lien upon the vehicle, which may be enforced in the manner provided by the Repair and Storage Liens Act. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 170 (15).
Deposit of snow on roadway
181. No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the Ministry or the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 181
An excess load permit is a $50.00 (one-time) / $200 (calendar year) non-refundable permit.
If damage is caused to the roadway by reason of the moving of heavy vehicles under this permit the Township will repair the damage at the applicant’s cost. The applicant will have thirty (30) days after being billed by the Township to pay to the Township by certified cheque the total amount of the repair costs incurred.
The applicant shall notify and obtain approvals as required from the Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario Hydro, Bell Canada and any other affected utility as well as the appropriate road authorities
Please find the Excess Load Permit on the Licenses, Permits and Applications Page.