Roads & Drainage
The Roads and Drainage Division takes care of road, sidewalk, curb and storm drainage maintenance and installation including winter snow removal, rural road grading, municipal drains, ditching, cemetery maintenance and other related activities.
There are over 230 km of hard top roads, 53 km of gravel roads, 43 km of sidewalks and 42 culverts and bridges in Minto. There are 118 municipal drains under the Ontario Drainage Act, and over 30 named drains. The TLC section takes care of the flowers and landscaped plantings in downtown streetscapes, community gardens, and other Town facilities in cooperation with local Horticultural Societies.
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Winter Road Conditions and Restrictions
Snow plow operations are governed by the Town's Snow Removal Policy. It is Town practice to have all municipal roads plowed at least once every 24 hours if conditions warrant. Lengthy service delays can occur in freezing rain conditions.
The Town is broken into standard plow routes, so all roads in the Town can be cleared in about twelve hours if all plows are in operation. The number of plows on duty depends on staff and equipment availability and road conditions. If less plows are available, the standard routes are adjusted accordingly.
Depending upon weather conditions, plowing operations begin at 4:00 am. Usually, all routes are completed prior to 10am. Weather depending, a second plow pass may be completed in the afternoon, limited to specified roads only. This second pass may cover all roads under exceptional conditions.
Report a Snow Removal Issue
Contact us at 519-338-2511 during working hours. Messages left are checked daily, Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays.
Each year Public Works also supports the Town’s service contract on over 800 LED street lights within the Town, provides comments on dozens of planning applications and development proposals processed by the Building Department, and responds to thousands of service locates through Ontario One Call.