Roads and Sidewalks
The Municipality of Grey Highlands provides maintenance and construction on approximately 672 km of roads, approximately 217 km of roads are hard top surface and about 455 km are gravel surface, maintenance and repairs on 957 culverts, 1,165 road signs, 66 bridge structures and 585 street lights. There is a yard located in former Artemesia, Euphrasia, Osprey and Village of Markdale.
The Transportation and Environmental Services department is responsible for all aspects of road construction, maintenance, three (3) landfill sites, and winter maintenance operations. Normal working hours for staff is Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. These hours vary depending on the work being performed (i.e. snowplowing, road patrol).
- Street sweeping/debris & litter pickup
- Winter Maintenance, roads and sidewalks
- Street name, regulatory and warning signs maintenance
- Roadside weed mowing and brush cutting
- Road surface maintenance which includes sweeping, cold mix patching, grading, gravelling and dust control on gravel roads
- Shoulder maintenance which includes gravelling, grading and washout repairs
- Ditching, bridge, culvert maintenance
- Fleet maintenance repairs
- Street lights
- Inspect and approve entrance permits
- Operate and maintain (3) three active landfill sites
Construction projects involving roadwork, watermain and storm sewers are an essential part of maintaining our infrastructure system. During these times of inconvenience we ask for your patience and understanding.
If you are installing a new entranceway to a property (both rural and urban) an entrance permit is required.
To obtain a entrance permit please complete the application and drop off the completed form to the Transportation and Environmental Services department at the Municipal office.
Civic Addressing (911#)
Civic Addressing is a standardized system to identify and locate properties. This system helps emergency response personnel, such as fire, ambulance, and police, find your property quickly during an emergency.
Civic Addressing is assigned to all properties within the municipality and is maintained by Grey County's GIS Department. They maintain all current addresses in a computer system and assigns new addresses as required.
It is important that your civic address (green sign) is clearly posted to identify your property and the best access to it. It is your responsibility to maintain your civic address sign so be sure to keep it clearly visible during summer and winter so that if an emergency arises the responding agency will be able to find you.
To obtain a civic address please complete the Request Form and drop off the completed form to the Transportation and Environmental Services department at the Municipal office.
We appreciate residents taking the time to let us know if streetlights are out in your neighbourhood. Please contact the Municipal Office to let us know about a streetlight that is out.
Adopt a Road
The Municipality of Grey Highlands Adopt-A-Road Program has been established as a public service program for volunteers to pick up litter along municipal roads. It is a way for citizens to make a personal contribution to a cleaner environment. Under the program, groups or individuals agree to adopt a section of road right of way and keep it clean. In addition to a cleaner environment, the volunteer(s) are recognized by a sign erected by the Municipality acknowledging their efforts.
For additional information about the Adopt a Road program please contact the Transportation and Environmental Services department at 519.986.1216 extension 222.