Roads & Sidewalks

Road and sidewalk maintenance is managed by the Town’s Public Works Division. Regardless of the season, our staff maintains over 69 km of asphalt roads; 63 km of gravel roads; 132 km of surface treated roads and approximately 24 km sidewalks. Our road and sidewalk maintenance program ensures our residents can travel with ease. Your ability to travel safely on the Town’s network of roads and sidewalks is our first concern.

 We are dedicated to achieving high standards in the maintenance of our road and sidewalk infrastructure. We continually strive and embrace new technologies, while remaining fiscally and environmentally responsible.

 Our road crews are out daily, sometimes day and night, maintaining our roads and sidewalks by conducting:

Roads Maintenance  (including Potholes, Asphalt Patching, Mill and Pave, Crack and Seal , Gravel Roads)

Curb & Sidewalk Maintenance

Drainage Maintenance  (including Catch Basins, Culverts, Ditches, Storm Sewers, Storm Ponds)

Street Lighting, Traffic Signals and Traffic Sign Maintenance

Street Sweeping

Litter and Debris Pick Up

Reduced Load Period

Winter Maintenance & Winter Parking By-law 

Report a Problem 

 Permits and Applications

The Infrastructure Services Department oversees various permits and applications specific to road operations.  All applicable permits must be issued and applicable fees paid prior to an applicant proceeding with any work on Town property.

Once received, the Infrastructure Services Department reviews the application for consideration.  The process takes anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to complete.

All fees associated with the permits and applications are consistent with the Town’s Fees and Services Bylaw 2017-118 as amended.

The following is a description of the Permits and Applications within our Public Works division:

 Roadway Occupation Permit

This permit is required for construction or any works within the Town road allowance or Town owned lands, including any works that could impact the road surfaces, sidewalk or boulevard.

 This would include:

  • Service connection work;
  • Installation or relocation of public utilities;
  • Curb cuts, culvert installation, service connections; and
  • Placement of a bin(s) or any other type of equipment on the Town’s right-of-way.

All Roadway Occupancy Permits are processed by the Town’s Infrastructure Services Department. 

All works are at the owner’s expense. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to advise the Infrastructure Services Department that the work has been completed and request an inspection for security release.

To apply for and Road Occupancy Permit (ROP), please complete the following Road Occupancy Permit and submit to:

 

Submit to:
In Person: Town of Gravenhurst, Attention Infrastructure Services Department, 3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON. P1P 1Z3

All fees associated with the permits and applications are consistent with the Town’s Fees and Services Bylaw 2017-118, as amended.

 Overload Permit

The movement of commercial vehicles on public roads throughout Ontario is regulated under the Highway Traffic Act. Maximum vehicle load weights and sizes are defined in the Act.

All Heavy/Wide Load permits are processed by the Town’s Infrastructure Services Department. 

For Town roads designated as ‘Half Load Restriction Year Round’, a special permit may be issued by the Town for the moving of heavier and / or larger vehicle loads than those specified in the Act.

To apply for an Overload Permit, please complete the following Overload Permit and submit to:

 

Submit to:
In Person: Town of Gravenhurst, Attention Infrastructure Services Department, 3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON. P1P 1Z3

 

Each year, the Town restricts weights on some of its roads during the spring thaw, typically between March 1 and April 30. This protects the road from unnecessary deterioration while the frost is coming out of the ground.

If you are planning a project within the Town's road allowance, you are reminded that you will also require a Road Occupancy Permit.

All fees associated with the permits and applications are consistent with the Town’s Fees and Services Bylaw 2017-118.

 Entrance Permit

Any person wishing to install, alter, or repair a driveway access (entrance) on a public road allowance requires a permit.  An Entrance Permit is required for:

  • Temporary access to a property;
  • Entrance to a new property;
  • Constructing a new building on vacant property;
  • Culvert expansions;
  • Changes to existing entrances;
  • Expanding depressed curb widths; and
  • Expanding driveway widths (in road allowance).

All Entrance Permits are processed by the Town’s Infrastructure Services Department. 

There is a permit cost and a security deposit required for Entrance Permits, which is based on the scope of work.

To ensure entrances are visible and safe, applicants may be required to install road signage (such as ‘hidden entrance’) should the Town staff assess that such signage is required.

To apply for an Entrance Permit, please complete the following Entrance Permit and submit to:

 

Submit to:
Mail or In Person: Town of Gravenhurst, Attention Infrastructure Services Department, 3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON. P1P 1Z3

All works are at the owner’s expense. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to advise the Infrastructure Services Department that the work has been completed and request an inspection for security release.

All fees associated with the permits and applications are consistent with the Town’s Fees and Services Bylaw 2017-118.

 Temporary Road Closure

If you or your organization is planning to conduct a special event (i.e. such as parades or parties) that will use or close a Town road, a Temporary Road Closure Application must be submitted and approved by the Town.

If you or your organization is organizing a special event through our Recreation Department, the Temporary Road Closure Permit may be included in that application process.

Individuals or organizations planning such events must account for time for the Town to review and process the application, as applications may need to be circulated, reviewed and approved by multiple parties.

Applicants are reminded that:

  • Applications must be made not later than 90 days prior to the event;
  • Application may require Committee and Council approval should event exceed four (4) hours;
  • Applicant’s Insurance Certificate must name the Town of Gravenhurst as an ‘additional insured’ in the amount of no less than two million dollars; and
  • There is no charge for a Temporary Road Closure Permit.

To apply for a Temporary Road Closure permit, please complete the Temporary Road Closure Permit and submit to:

Submit to:
In Person: Town of Gravenhurst, Attention Infrastructure Services Department, 3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, ON. P1P 1Z3

 

 

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