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NOTICE - HALF LOAD RESTRICTIONS
IN EFFECT FROM MARCH 6th, 2019 TO MID-LATE APRIL 2019

During the spring thaw Rural roads become too soft to withstand the weight of a fully loaded truck, no matter how many axles.
In an effort to reduce damage to our roads during spring thaw, weight restrictions of 5 tonnes per axle on all rural roads within the Municipality of Port Hope have been imposed, from March 6th, 2019 to mid-late April 2019.

Please check with Northumberland County for any weight restrictions that they may have on their roads that pass through our Municipality.

Please assist us in reducing repairs to our road system by not having heavy deliveries to your property this time of year.

 Black dump truck on a white background with arrows pointing from the tires to the roadway indicating weight force. Wording indicates a maximum limit of 5000 pounds per axle.

 

Location:
5 Mill Street South 
Port Hope, ON
Phone: 905.885.2431 / Toll Free:  1.855.238.0948

** After-Hours Telephone Emergency Procedure **

For after-hours emergency assistance regarding Water, 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.

General Inquiry Email: publicworks@porthope.ca
Business Hours:  Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

 

Facilities & Locations



5 Mill Street South, For assitance please call T. 905.885.2431

284 Victoria Street North -  For assitance please call T. 905.885.2431

35 Marsh Street -  For assitance please call T. 905.885.2431

100 Lake Street - For assitance please call T. 905.885.2431

284 Victoria Street North - For assitance please call T. 905.885.2431

4741 5th Line - For assitance please call T. 905.885.2431

4775 5th Line - For assitance please call T. 905.885.2431

 

Contact Information:



Jeanette Davidson, C.E.T., Ext. 4102, jdavidson@porthope.ca 

Jerry Siebarth, 905.885.9891, jsiebarth@porthope.ca

Mike van den Broek, Ext. 2516, mvandenbroek@porthope.ca 

Matthew Belton, Ext. 2515, mbelton@porthope.ca

 

Role of the Works & Engineering Department

The Works & Engineering Department provides engineering advice and guidance to Municipal Council, Municipal Staff, local property owners, residents of the Municipality of Port Hope and property developers on the use of land within the Municipality of Port Hope. The Works & Engineering Department has the following divisions:

The Transportation (Roads) Operations Division maintain the roads, sidewalks, bridges, culverts, ditches and storm  sewers within the Municipal right-of-way. They also maintain traffic signals and streetlights.    The Transportation Division is also responsible for Snowplowing and Snow Removal.  In the Rural Area, four operators and four tandem trucks with sander and front/wing plows, maintain five distinct routes, clearing snow on a priority basis with arterial roads and school bus routes receiving the highest priority, followed by collector roads and residential streets.  In the Urban Area, seven operators and seven snow removal vehicles maintain two distinct routes, clearing snow on a priority basis with arterial roads and transit routes receiving the highest priority, followed by local roads, lanes and courts. If you are a homeowner or contractor looking to work within the municipal right of way please visit the Roads Division Web Page for more information

Transit Service Division operates conventional and specialized transit services provided to the residents of the Municipality. Visit the Port Hope Transit web page for more information.  

Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution Operations Division operates the Port Hope Drinking Water System which supplies potable water to the urban area within Port Hope and six (6) small rural sites. The water is monitored and tested as per regulatory requirements to ensure the highest quality of drinking water is supplied to the public. For more information, visit the Port Hope Drinking Water System page.

Wastewater Collection and Treatment Operations Division maintain the urban municipally owned sewage collection infrastructure and operate the wastewater treatment plant, which processes approximately 11,300 cubic meters per day. The wastewater is monitored and tested as per regulatory requirements. For more information, visit the Port Hope Wastewater Treament Plant page.

Engineering Services Division establishes Municipal design and construction engineering standards and reviews all residential, commercial and industrial applications and administers all capital works projects, including the reconstruction of Municipal services and the Municipal road resurfacing program.

Garbage, Recycling and Leaf & Yard Waste.  The County of Northumberland is responsible for waste management in the Municipality of Port Hope.  Questions about curbside garbage collection, bag tags, recycling, illegal dumping, curbside leaf and yard waste pick up and hazardous waste should be directed to the County of Northumberland Waste Hotline at 1-866-293-8379, or for more information please visit the County of Northumberland website at www.northumberlandcounty.ca.