Winter Maintenance

Winter Maintenance

Municipal Roads and Highways

The Municipality of West Elgin is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 350 kilometers of roads.  The level of service these roads recieve is based on O. Reg 366/18 Ontario Maintenance Standards.  For any questions or concerns, please contact the Municipality at 519-785-0560 or email at roads@westelgin.net.  

Parking

Please avoid parking on streets and boulevards, especially during the winter control season.  Section 170 (12) of the Highway Traffic Act prohibits parking so as to interfere with the cleaning of snow from highways and Section 170 (15) provides for the removal of the offending vehicles at the owners' expense. 

​Section 21 (4) of West Elgin By-Law 2001-50 states "No vehicle shall remain parked or standing upon any part of any street in the Municipality between the hours or 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Mailboxes

The Municipality of West Elgin will repair or replace broken mailboxes only if the damage was caused by direct physical contact with snow removal equipment.  It is the owner's responsibility to ensure their mailbox is in good condition, as snow being discharged from a plow can damage weakend posts or improperly fastened boxes.  Damage must be reported to the Public Works Department immediately upon detection. 

Snow Safety

As plows work to clear the street, most of the snow is pushed along the roadway, however some snow may end up in the entrance to your driveway, causing a windrow.  It is the responsibility of the property owner to clear snow left behind by the plow.  When cleaning your driveway, never push snow across the travelled portion of the roadway as this can create a dangerous situation for motorists, and according to Section 170 (15) of the Highway Traffic Act, prohibits the deposting of snow or ice onto or across the roadway.  Even minor amounts of snow left behind can damage a vehicle or cause it to lose control.  Remember that snow piled to the right of your driveway (when facing the road) will be carried away by the plow, while snow piled to the left will end up back your driveway after the plow goes by. 

Piles of snow from cleaning the streets and driveways can be tempting.  Encourage children to avoid playing near the road edge, as they are not always visible to passing motorists or plow operators. 

Please remember to be patient and allow for extra space around snow removal equipment, thus making winter operations safer for all involved!

Municipality of West Elgin Road Map

​Sidewalk Maintenance

​The Municipality of West Elgin currently maintains a network of approximatley 16.5 kilomenters sidewalk in the villages of Rodney and West Lorne.  Pursuant to West Elgin By-Law 2018-83, the following is a list of sidewalks maintained year round, all other sidewalks are closed between November 1st and April 1st.





Winter Maintained Sidewalk
         
Town Street From  To  Side
         
Rodney Furnival Rd. north town limit south town limit east side
Rodney Furnival Rd. north town limit south town limit west side
Rodney Queens Line east town limit west town limit north side
Rodney Queens Line east town limit west town limit south side
Rodney Ridout St. Queens Line Centre St. east side
         
West Lorne Graham Rd. north town limit south town limit east side
West Lorne Graham Rd. north town limit south town limit west side
West Lorne Main St. east town limit west town limit north side
West Lorne Main St. east town limit west town limit south side
West Lorne Wood St. Main St. William St. west side
West Lorne Elm St. Graham Rd. Argyle St. north side
West Lorne Jessie St Graham Rd. 145 Jessie St. north side

Every person who uses as sidewalk or a portion of the sidewalk so closed does so at their own risk and the Municpality is not liable for any damage sustained by a person using the closed sidewalk or a portion thereof.