Public works is responsible for maintaining and repairing Town owned infrastructure.
Core functions include:
The Town’s planning, engineering and public works functions work together to provide Renfrew with services day-in and day-out that sustain our community's high quality of life.
The Town of Renfrew builds and maintains extensive road, sidewalk and other transportation network infrastructure so that traffic - pedestrians, motorists and cyclists - can move safely and efficiently around the community.
Public Works helps ensure a safe and reliable road network by:
Town crews address icy roads and intersections in the following order:
Salting and sanding trucks are dispatched at the first sign of roads beginning to ice.
In order to keep our community as safe as possible when snow removal is taking place, Renfrew’s streets are prioritized using pre-determined criteria.
No person shall park a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any municipal parking lot or a street/highway between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from December 1 to March 31. Vehicles parked on any street during these hours are subject to a fine. Further, if the vehilce restricts winter maintenance operations it will be towed away at the owner's expense.
Each year, the Town removes dirt and debris left on roads from the winter through a spring cleanup program. This cleanup typically takes place in May, once snow and ice have melted off for the season. Periodic street sweeping continues over the summer/early fall months.
Follow the Town’s planned roadwork each year on our Capital Improvement Plan.
Process for Determining, Which Roads are Repaired First
The Town’s roads are regularly assessed for surface distress and structural integrity. Once assessments have been done, the results are reviewed and priorities are set based on the following:
It's important to note that while one road may appear to be in worse shape than another, there are many factors that need to be considered before the Town decides which roads receive work.