Location and Contact Information
The Township of Minden Hills, Roads Department, is located at 11445 Highway #35, 2.5 kilometers south of Minden. The postal address is P.O. Box 359, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0
|Telephone:||(705) 286-3144|| |
|Facsimile:||(705) 286-4917|| |
|After Hours:||1-866-856-3247 ||(Emergency)|
Hours of Operation
|Summer||May 1st to October 31st|
| ||5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.||Monday to Thursday|
|Winter||November 1st to April 30th|
| ||5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.||Monday to Thursday|
| ||5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.||Friday|
The Roads Department has a staff of 11 full-time, 1 labourer and 1 seasonal worker.
|We have three works yards:||Yard 1 - Fleming Road, Minden|
Yard 2 - Highway #35, 2.5 km south of Minden
Yard 3 - County Road #121, .2 km north of Kinmount
Please refrain from parking on Township roadways in the winter months as it causes delay in snow removal and makes for dangerous conditions for fellow motorists.
Please reduce speed when approaching work zones. We care about our employees' safety.
Please ensure that you have the proper permits or approvals for driveway entrances and underground cable or water lines that run under Township roadways.
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|Notice is hereby given that the Township of Minden Hills will not be responsible for damaged mailboxes caused by snowplows during winter storms.|
NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE
The Blairhampton Road will be closed on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon for Culvert replacement.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Kevin Hill, CRS-S, Roads Superintendent
|Any vehicle parked on Township maintained roadways during the winter months, that prohibit the removal of snow, will be towed away at the owner's expense.|
|Available at the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena parking lot for residential use.|
This is for Individual Use Only - No Commercial Users
WINTER ROADS MAINTENANCE
|The Winter Road Maintenance Policy was passed by Council which reflects the winter maintenance activities that will be established by the Township of Minden Hills' Roads Department to provide winter driving conditions consistent with the needs of a "low traffic volume rural and village" road system in a Canadian winter.|
The objective is to maintain all streets in a snow packed condition. There are three categories of roads: A-high volume, B-Low volume and C-no winter maintenance roads.
A uniform degree of effort is to be expended on all roads in Categories A and B. The uniform effort for each category may not necessarily result in the same level of service, due to topography, surface type and traffic conditions. Plow routes are designed to completely cover the system under normal conditions within ten (10) hours. All roads will be cleared of new fallen snow (in excess of 20 cm. dry or 10 cm. wet) within twenty-four (24) hours of the end of the storm. Service levels are to be attained with a labour force to operate a fleet consisting of seven (7) combination plow/sander trucks, one (1) one-ton, one (1) grader, one (1) loader and one (1) patrol truck. Established call out time to commence operations is 6:00 a.m. For a storm of long duration, operations will be suspended at 6:00 p.m. etc.
Where localized traffic conditions create ice, the surface condition will be upgraded within twelve (12) hours of the notification of the conditions, by the application of a salt/sand mixture. Sanding on Category A and B roads will be intermittent (i.e. on hills, corners and inter- sections), in normal conditions and will be solid for extremely slippery conditions (i.e. an ice storm). If operations are underway and weather conditions deteriorate to make driving unsafe, operations will cease until weather conditions clear. Calls from police, fire and ambulance services for an emergency will be considered on an individual basis. Sanding will be undertaken at the discretion of the Road Superintendent, or his designate. In unusual circumstances the Road Superintendent, or his designate, has the authority to deviate from this policy.
|KINDLY VIEW THE "PUBLIC NOTICES" PAGE FOR ANY CURRENT OR EXISTING TENDERS. THANK YOU.|