County roads

Lanark County is responsible for sanding, salting and plowing approximately 561 kilometers of roads. Winter maintenance is completed by County forces and private contractors. The County has agreements with some local municipalities to maintain sections of county roads.

For concerns with the maintenance of County roads contact the Public Works Business Office. To report emergency road conditions, call our 24-hour phone line at 613.267.1353. Press 6 to be transferred to our answering service.

The County must conform with Ontario Regulation 239/02, Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. This Standard includes response and completion times for winter maintenance activities.

During a winter storm, we ask for the public's understanding and cooperation. Please be patient and drive according to road conditions. Avoid any non-essential travel when road conditions are poor.

Plow routes

Significant Weather Event

As per Regulation 239/02 of the Municipal Act 2001, an Ontario municipality may declare a significant weather event when a weather hazard is approaching or occurring and has the potential to pose a significant danger to users of the highways in which they have authority over. This declaration suspends the standard timelines required for municipalities to meet their winter maintenance objectives until the municipality declares the significant weather event has ended. In each case, during the course of a declared significant weather event, the standard for addressing winter maintenance is to monitor the weather and to deploy resources to address the issue starting from the time that the municipality deems it appropriate to do so. When the municipality has declared the event has ended, the standard timelines for winter maintenance activities will begin.

Lanark County may declare a significant weather event when the weather forecast or actual weather condition includes one or more of the following conditions:

  • Significant snow accumulation during a 24 hour period,
  • Ice formation that occurs with no warning from the weather forecast,
  • High winds leading to large snow drifts,
  • Cold temperature when de-icing operations will not be effective.

Lanark County wishes to note that the declaration of a significant weather event is not notice of a reduced level of service or a road closure. The declaration is to notify the public that due to the current or forecasted conditions, caution is to be observed when travelling on Lanark County roads and that it may take longer than usual to bring the condition of the roads back to a state of repair.

Lanark County will notify the public that a significant weather event has started and or ended in the following ways;

  • Lanark County website
  • Social Media (i.e. Twitter)
  • Radio Media when possible

For further information on the declaration of significant weather events, follow the below weblink to the Ontario Regulation 239/02

Provincial roads

Highway 7 and Highway 15 run through the County. For concerns with the maintenance of these roads contact the Ministry of Transportation.

Highway 7 (East of Perth) & Highway 15
Ministry of Transportation

Highway 7 (West of Perth)

Local municipal roads

For concerns with the maintenance of Local Municipal roads contact the Local Municipality directly.

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