The Township of Springwater is responsible for nearly 430 km of road, 25 km of sidewalk and numerous streetlights, roadside ditches and municipal drains. We maintain and construct roads according to the Township's Engineering Standards.
Street sweeping operations began on May 6 in Springwater. Contractors will use two street sweepers throughout the municipality. Street sweeping is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete (weather dependent). Please refrain from parking on the streets and piling sand in large piles as this may interfere with operations.
Seasonal load restrictions
The reduced load period in Springwater starts March 1 and continues until April 30. By-law 2009-079 restricts loads on most Township roads to 5 tonnes per axle. The imposed weight restriction helps protect the structural integrity of our roads during spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur.
Excess load/size permits
An excess load permit allows companies to move oversized loads on Township of Springwater roads that exceed the Ministry of Transportation accepted limits by height, length, width or weight. Submit an excess load application form with the fee to the Public Works department.
Any new or revised entrance to a road requires an entrance permit prior to construction. Township permits cost $75 per entrance.
Our Traffic Calming Policy outlines how staff and Council handle traffic calming requests related to public safety. Examples of requests include signage, community safety zones, speed bumps or lowering speeds in certain areas.
Driveway culverts and headwalls
Property owners are responsible for the installation, maintenance and replacement of driveway culverts for privately-owned homes and commercial properties.
If you spot a streetlight that isn't working correctly, please report it to the Public Works Department with the address, location and details of the streetlight.