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.
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, or speed bumps.
A traffic calming request may be submitted using the online form or by submitting Appendix A of the Traffic Calming Guide.
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.
If you have incurred costs or damages for which you believe the Township of Springwater may be responsible, you may consider your claim through our online reporting tool. In some cases, you are required to place the Township of Springwater on notice within 10 days of the accident.