Roads Division


** After hours telephone emergency procedure **

For after-hours emergency assistance for Works & Engineering Waterworks, Sewer and Roads Operations, please call 905.885.2431 and Press "2". Our Contact Centre Agents at T.A.S. Communications will be very pleased to assist you.

The Roads Division within the Works and Engineering Department is responsible for:

Roads and Sewers are maintained by the Municipality with respect to roads, sidewalks, bridges and culverts, storm and sanitary sewers, ditches, traffic signals, and streetlights. The Roads Division within the Works and Engineering department maintains all sewers within the Municipal right-of-way. It is the property owner's responsibility to maintain sewers on private property unless the municipality has an easement for a public sewer on private property. Sewer blockages and spills are preventable - More information on Sewer Maintenance.

Rural Roadside Vegetation Management is maintained by Roads Operators who are committed to effecting a safe roadside environment for the safety of all roadway users while valuing the natural environment. This policy is developed to provide operable guidelines for the management of roadside vegetation and is premised on a vegetation management approach using manual, herbicidal, and mechanical means in demonstration of practical and cost-effective environmental stewardship. - Click this link to review the Rural Roadside Vegetation Management Policy

Snowplowing and Snow Removal is the responsibility of the Roads Division within the Works and Engineering Department during the winter months. Roads are cleared on a priority basis. Arterial roads and bus routes receive the highest priority followed by collector roads down to local residential streets. Any questions about winter maintenance activities may be directed to (905) 885-2431.

Annual Resurfacing Program is the responsibility of the Roads Division and this annual program is implemented to address any pavement issues on Municipal roads in both the urban and rural areas. This annual program addresses issues from the stability and structure of the road, along with cracking, patching, potholes and/or any deterioration that may be occurring. Each road has been rated from good, fair, poor, and/or very poor based on the issues stated above and were placed into a preliminary anticipated resurfacing schedule based on an annual fixed capital budget per year.

Check the rating of your road and view the current preliminary anticipated resurfacing schedule:

Northumberland County Seasonal Curbside Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup Program

Northumberland County’s Long Term Waste Management Master Plan provides seasonal Curbside Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Program on a monthly basis commencing in May until November.   If you have any questions regarding Curbside Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Program launched by the County, please contact the County at 1-866-293-8379 or by email at or clicking here and you will be redirected to the County's website.