Who do I contact about...?

Contact our Operations division at 705-742-4862 during regular business hours, after hours at 705-742-6823, or by email if you have questions about:

  • Drainage Problems
  • Mailbox Damage
  • Potholes
  • Reduced Load Restriction
  • Road Kill / Trees / Debris on County roads
  • Washout / Erosion
  • Winter Road Conditions

Contact our Engineering & Design division at 705-775-2737, or by email, if you have questions about:

  • Entrance / Setback Permit
  • Line Painting
  • Road Cut Permit
  • Oversize / Overweight Load Permit
  • Severance / Zoning / Development Application
  • Sign Permit
  • Special Events / Filming on County Roads Permit
  • Speed Limit
  • Street Lighting
  • Traffic Counts
  • Traffic Signals
  • Utility Applications

Contact our Waste Management Division at 705-775-2737, or by email, if you have questions about:

  • Adopt-A-Road Program
  • Campground / Resort Program
  • Composting / Organics
  • Electronic Recycling
  • Household Hazardous Waste

Is my road listed on the construction schedule?

Check our Capital Projects Schedule, it lists the County road, location/township, project details, staff contact, consultant/contractor and tentative construction dates for current road and bridge construction projects.  This information is updated regularly.

Why isn't my road on the construction schedule?

If you can’t find your road listed on the Capital Projects Schedule, and it’s been identified for reconstruction or rehabilitation in the next 10 years, it will be listed on the 10-Year Forecast; the 10-year forecast is updated annually.

 

How will I be notified before major construction begins in my area?

For substantial construction projects we advertise in local newspapers, post notices on the County website and hand deliver notices to area residents to let you know about Public Information Centres (PICs). 

PICs are a drop-in type format where study material and display boards related to the project will be available to review and discuss with with the Project Team.  We encourage you to attend PICs, it’s your opportunity to ask questions and provide comments about the project.

For major projects we may also use social media, follow us on     

 

When will construction begin on my road?

Tentative construction dates can be found on the Capital Projects Schedule however it can be very difficult to determine the exact date that construction will start; unexpected delays due to weather and working conditions will often occur and are beyond the County's control.

Will Emergency Services (Fire, Police, and Ambulance) still be able to get to my home?

Yes, the County provides updates on road closures to Emergency Services at all times. Emergency services will be aware of access issues in your areas.

 

How does the County determine if a road requires reconstruction/rehabilitation?

Inspections are carried out annually; the Pavement Condition Index system is used to determine the need and timing for a road to be rehabilitated or reconstructed.

Does garbage and recycling pickup change while my road is under construction?

Continue to place your garbage and recycling out by 7:00 am on your usual collection day.

If there are any changes to the collection schedule or placement of garbage and recycling you will be notified by the County.

What is resurfacing/overlay?

Resurfacing refers to a number of different construction techniques where, generally, a new surface is added on top of the existing surface.  It’s a pavement preservation process used to extend the life of the road.

How many kilometres of roads are there in Peterborough County?

There are 710 kilometres of 2-lane roads in the County.

How do I report a problem on a County road?

Call us at 705-742-4862 during regular business hours, or after hours at 705-742-6823, or send an email to our Operations division to report the problem.  We’ll need to know the location and a few details (is there a large pothole on the road?  is there a tree across the road? is there a dead animal on the road?).

Who do I call if my mailbox was damaged by a snowplow?

If the mailbox was damaged as a result of road operations or maintenance call us at 705-742-4862 during regular business hours or email our Operations division to report the damage.  If staff determine the mailbox was in good repair prior to the incident, the County will replace the damaged unit (free of charge) with a standard metal box and, if necessary a wood post (6” diameter and 8‘ length).

The County does not replace units that are damaged by pushed snow.

See Canada Post Rural Mailbox Guidelines for information on the placement of rural mailboxes.

Can I drive my Off-Road Vehicle (ORV)/All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on County roads?

The County has a By-Law to regulate the operation of ORVs / ATVs on highways and roadways within it’s jurisdiction.  Schedule A of the By-law lists the sections of road(s) where ORV / ATV use is permitted.

 

Any tips for safe Winter driving?

Slow down, stay alert and in control

Many winter collisions occur because drivers are going too fast for the weather conditions.

  • Slow down and allow extra space between you and other vehicles.
  • Focus on your driving and put away cell phones and other distractions.
  • Look for reflections on the road – what looks like water may actually be ice.
  • Steer gently on curves and in slippery conditions. Hard braking, quick acceleration and abrupt gear changes can cause you to skid.
  • Avoid using cruise control on wet, snowy or icy pavement – it reduces your reaction time and vehicle control. If you do skid, release your brakes and steer in the direction you want to go. Be careful not to over steer.

Share the road and watch for snowplows

Drive slowly near working snowplows and don’t pass them – it’s dangerous. Be patient and give them room. They will pull off once they reach the end of their route.

Avoid crowding into the lane of on-coming traffic – this can result in head-on collisions.

Who do I call to report noxious weeds on the roadside?

To report sightings of noxious weeds or nuisance weeds on Township or County roads contact your local municipality.

How do I apply for an Oversize/Overweight Permit application?

Complete the permit application, read the requirements/restrictions and follow the directions for submitting to the County.  If you have any questions call us at 705-775-2737 or send us an email.

 

How do I apply for a Special Event/Filming on County Roads Permit application?

Complete the permit application, read the requirements / restrictions and follow the directions for submitting to the County.  If you have any questions call us at 705-743-0380 or send us an email.

Can I put signs on posts on a County road for a Special Event?

No, not without municipal approval.  For more information contact us at 705-775-2737 or by email

 

How do I apply for a Road Cut Permit?

Complete the permit application, read the requirements / restrictions and follow the directions for submitting to the County.  If you have any questions call us at 705-775-2737 or send us an email.

How do I apply for a Setback Permit?

Complete the permit application, read the requirements / restrictions, and follow the directions for submitting to the County.  If you have any questions call us at 705-775-2737 or send us an email.

 

How do I apply for a Sign Permit?

Complete the permit application, read the requirements / restrictions, and follow the directions for submitting to the County.  If you have any questions call us at 705-775-2737 or send us an email.