Local Road Maintenance
Most of the Township’s local roads are maintained by the Township of Puslinch Public Works department. (Some are maintained by the County of Wellington.) This includes a wide range of maintenance services on the Township’s gravel and hard surface roads, with the goal of providing a safe, efficient, and cost-effective road network for our residents and visitors.
Maintenance services include grading, graveling, applying dust control, sweeping, ditching, brushing, grass cutting, snow plowing and sanding. All road construction work is performed by the Public Works department staff or by area contractors.
Roads Management Plan
The Roads Management Plan (RMP) is a tool in order to maintain and operate the Township’s road network. It is a plan meant to:
- Allow the Township to appropriately plan and undertake maintenance on the Township’s road network as well as to plan and prioritize the appropriate capital work.
- Establish criteria and steps to follow for responding to service requests or service upgrades relating to the Township’s road network (e.g., paving, sidewalks, street lights, changes to speed limits).
- Identify road rehabilitation needs to assist the Township in developing a realistic annual capital budget to provide an adequate service level.
- Assist the Township in formalizing an ongoing road maintenance operation and to facilitate proactive planning for future operations, replacements, and upgrades.
Report issues to the Township of Puslinch to help us keep our community safe and active.
Report Issue with Township Roads
Use the form below to report the following types of road issues of Township Roads:
- Roads that require cleaning or repair (e.g. potholes)
- Traffic signs that are removed, destroyed or illegible
- Snow clearing (e.g. missed street)
- Dust suppression
Report Tree Issues
Use the form below to request an inspection and possible removal of a Township-owned Tree.
Tree damage after a storm
To report fallen trees or large limbs creating obstructions to roadways/sidewalks and/or causing immediate hazard please call OPP at 1 888 310-1122.
Report Dead Animal on Township Property or Roads
Use the form below to report a dead deer and coyotes on Township property or Roads.
Report Street Light Issue
If you see a burnt-out streetlight or a streetlight that is in need of repair in the Township, please report it below. Ensure you record the pole number, house number, and/or a description of which light needs to be serviced so that we can begin the repair process as quickly as possible. Ensuring our community remains as safe and well-lit as possible is a priority.
Winter Road Maintenance
The Public Works department is responsible for winter maintenance of Township roads. Routine winter maintenance activities carried out by the Public Works department include but are not limited to; snow and ice removal from roadways and parking lots, daily road patrolling, road salt, and sand inventory management. Methods used to provide these services are efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly.
The Township of Puslinch’s Mailbox Policy outlines the requirements for mailbox installation along Township maintained roads and clearly defines the Township’s responsibilities regarding winter damage to mailboxes.
Depositing Snow on Roadways
Depositing snow or ice on a roadway is a chargeable offence under Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act.
Wellington County, MTO and Local Government Contact Information
Wellington County Winter Maintenance Page, 519-837-2601
City of Guelph Winter Maintenance Page, 519-837-5628,
Township of Guelph-Eramosa Winter Maintenance Page, 519-856-9596 ext. 120
Town of Milton Winter Maintenance Page, 905-878-7252 ext. 2500
Township of Hamilton Winter Maintenance Page, 905-342-2810
Township of North Dumfries Winter Maintenance Page, 519-632-8800 ext. 136
Township Snow Clearing
Roads are cleared according to classification (generally traffic volume and speed limit determine classification) with asphalt roads being cleared first, followed by gravel roads and local streets. All Township snow removal equipment has a predetermined route it follows when snow clearing is required.
The Public Works department is responsible for clearing all Township roads. The County of Wellington is responsible for clearing all County roads and the Ministry of Transportation is responsible for clearing all provincial highways.
|Road Classification||Time to clear|
|1||The Township does not maintain any Class 1 Roads|
|2||The Township does not maintain any Class 2 Roads|
|3||12 hours, when snow reaches a depth of 8 cm |
Roads to be served first by the Township
Ice to be treated within 8 hours
|4||16 hours, when show reaches a depth of 8 cm |
Roads to be served second by the Township
Ice to be treated within 12 hours
|5||24 hours, when show reaches a depth of 10 cm |
Roads to be treated third by the Township
Ice to be treated within 16 hours
Township Road Classification
|Ann St||5||Leslie Rd W||4|
|Back St||5||MacPherson’s Ln||5|
|Beiber Rd||4||Main St||5|
|Boreham Dr||5||Maltby Rd E||4|
|Boyce Dr||5||Maple Leaf Ln||5|
|Bridle Path||5||Mason Dr||4|
|Calfass Rd||5||Mclean Rd E||3|
|Carriage Ln||5||Mclean Rd W||3|
|Carter Rd||5||McRae Station Rd||4|
|Cassin Ct||5||Midway Ln||4|
|Cathrine Ct||5||Nicholas Beaver Rd||4|
|Church St||5||Niska Rd||3|
|Cockburn St||5||Ochs St||5|
|Concession 1||4||Old Brock Rd||5|
|Concession 11||4||Old Ruby Ln||5|
|Concession 2||3||Pioneer Tl||4|
|Concession 4||4||Roszell Rd||4|
|Concession 7||3||Settlers Ct||5|
|Cook’s Mill Rd||5||Sideroad 10 N||4|
|Currie Dr||5||Sideroad 10 S||4|
|Darkwood Rd||4||Sideroad 12 N||4|
|Daymond Dr||5||Sideroad 20 N||4|
|Deer View RI||5||Sideroad 20 S||4|
|Elizabeth Pl||5||Sideroad 25 N||4|
|Ellis RD||4||Sideroad 25 S||4|
|Farnham Rd||5||Small Road||4|
|Forestell Rd (CTY 35 TO Roszell)||4||Smith Rd||4|
|Fox Run Dr||5||Tawse Place||5|
|Gilmour Rd||4||Telfer Glen St||5|
|Gore Rd (Lennon to 35)||4||Travelled Rd||5|
|Gore Rd (Cooper to Village Rd)||4||Victoria Rd S||3|
|Hammersley Rd||5||Victoria St||5|
|Hume Rd||4||Waston Rd S||3|
|Kerr Cr||4||Winer Cr||4|
|Laing Ct||5||Winer Rd||4|
|Laird Rd W||4|
Removal of Dead Animals
Removal of dead animals from roadways is the responsibility of the area in which the road is located.
If you see a dead animal on a local road in the Township of Puslinch, you can notify the Roads department by filling out the Report It form.
To report a dead animal on a County Road, you can notify the County of Wellington at (519) 837 – 2601.
To report a dead animal on a Provincial Highway, you can notify the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-265-6072.
The Township prohibits the use of heavy vehicles on some Township roads. By-law 063-2021 have more information regarding prohibitions and exemptions regarding heavy vehicles on Township roads.
Private property owners are responsible for:
- Maintaining all pedestrian and vehicular accesses located behind the municipal curb or behind the municipal curb and sidewalk.
- Repairing any trip hazards between the back of the curb (if no municipal sidewalk has been constructed) and private accesses.
Parking on Township roads is not permitted:
- in areas where signage is posted;
- between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., November 1 to March 31; and
- in areas where a parked car may interfere with snow clearing.
The Township approved amendments to the schedules of the Parking By-Law to help ensure safety within our community. You can find more information regarding the amendments by viewing the sheets below.
- Parking By-Law Amendment Information Sheet
- Aberfoyle Public School Parking By-Law Amendment Information Sheet
For Parking By-law complaints outside of business hours, please contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1(888) 310-1122
The Township will assume no liability with respect to damaged items that are placed or installed on the municipal right-of-way.
Wellington County has constructed roundabouts at a number of locations throughout their network and has plans to upgrade other intersections in the future. These circular intersections improve road safety and help improve air quality by eliminating unnecessary stops and idling.
You can find more information about the new roundabouts on the Wellington County website.Disclaimer: The Township of Puslinch provides the information contained on this webpage with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete, and conclusions drawn or decisions made from such information are the responsibility of the user.