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Public Works Transportation For Residents Road Maintenance Responsibility
Property damage from roadside maintenance

Please report property damage to our Risk Management Office at 905-791-7800, or riskmanagement@peelregion.ca for assessment.
Call 905-791-7800
to report a pot hole.

Road Maintenance Activities

Road Maintenance Overview

Road maintenance is an ongoing process that keeps the roadway in good condition and road users safe. Maintenance activities are carried out in spring, summer and fall to extend the life of the roadway assets. Activities are coordinated out of our two maintenance yards, Copper Road Yard in the south and Victoria Yard in the north.

Culvert and Storm Water Maintenance

Removal of garbage and digging out ditches ensures that water is able to flow freely through storm sewers, catch basins, ditches and culverts. Keeping these storm water controls open means less flooding during heavy rain events

Roadway, Roadside/Boulevard Maintenance

    Litter pick up and grass cutting

    Grass cutting on roadsides and boulevards is programmed 10 times a year in urban areas, approximately 3 weeks between cuts. Rural roadsides are cut twice per year. Litter is always picked up before grass cutting.

    Safety barriers

    Safety barriers or guardrails are designed to separate vehicles from non-traversable slopes or fixed objects such as a hydro pole. Safety barriers need regular maintenance and may need repair as the result of a collision.

    Roadside MaintenanceOther roadside maintenance activities

    Other activities include:

    • tree trimming, for example when branches block traffic signs and signals;
    • fixing/replacing signs and signals, noise wall repairs, and shoulder levelling, which smooths out gravel shoulders in uneven areas;
    • street sweeping, filling in pot holes, grinding out roadway ruts, and mending larger patches of pavement after winter ends; and
    • yearly re-tracing of pavement markings (the yellow and white lines that direct traffic on the roadways).

Tree Removals and Re-plantingTree Removals and Re-planting

Over 2400 trees, either damaged in the ice storm or infested with Emerald Ash Borer, have been removed along Regional roads since 2014. Re-planting plans have been developed in consultation with our local municipal partners to ensure that appropriate tree species are selected for the replacements. Planting will commence this year and continue over the next three to four years until completed.

Crack Sealing

Crack sealing is a preventative maintenance treatment applied to the road surface to address pavement distress that occurs as asphalt ages. Yearly crack sealing helps prevent water and debris from entering cracks and extends the life of the asphalt. For 2018, treatment is scheduled from May 28, 2018 to August 31, 2018 but dates may vary due to weather.

For further information contact Naveda Dukhan, Technical Coordinator at 905-791-7800 ext. 7876

2018 Street Cleaning Schedule

2018 Right-of-way Grass Cutting Schedule

Revised: Wednesday May 16 2018


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