At present, the Road Department maintains 135 km of Township Roads comprised of 64 km of hard surfaced and 71 km of gravel roads, 5 km of sidewalks, 10 bridges and more than 100 cross-culverts and other surfaces. This department strives to provide, to our residents and visitors, a safe and efficient means of travel on our road system.
Normal hours of operation for the roads staff are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Fridays. Calls concerning road conditions should be directed to the Roads Department at 613.674.2143.
When storms occur during the night, the objective will be to open all roads in one direction by 6:00 a.m. the next morning. Standards of service are according to the Minimum Maintenance Standards (M.M.S.) for municipal roads as established under Ontario Regulation 239/02 under the Municipal Act.
No person shall park or stand a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway. Illegally parked cars may be ticketed and /or towed away at the owner’s expense.
No snow or ice may be deposited on the traveled portion of any roadway/street in the Township.
The construction of a new private entranceway, or widening of an existing entranceway, whether they are residential, commercial or for a farm, on a municipal road, requires a permit, as stipulated in By-Law No. 2008-29.
The physical location of the entrance way must be pre-approved by the Roads Superintendent. An entrance's location must be secure and offer a good view of the traffic, as well as permit the flow of water in ditches.
The Roads Superintendent must also give instructions related to the construction, such as the length and diameter of the pipe, the location, the filling, etc.
The owner is responsible for the entire cost related to the laying out of the new entranceway. Afterwards, the owner is responsible any future maintenance or replacement of the entranceway.
To apply for an entrance permit, please print the application and send it to the following address with a cheque in the amount of $50.00 payable to the Township of East Hawkesbury:
The Township of East Hawkesbury
5151 County Road 14
P.O. Box 340
St-Eugene ON K0B lPO
Load restrictions (Vehicle weight must not exceed 5 tons per axle) are in effect on Township roads during critical period from March to May in order to protect the road system from severe damage.
Within the municipality, there are seven (7) County roads, County Roads 4,10,12,14,17, 18 and 25. Calls concerning road conditions on any of these County Roads should be directed to the County Road Superintendent at:
United Counties of Prescott-Russell
59 Court Street, P.O. Box 304,
L’Orignal ON K0B 1K0.
The Township provides street lights on most village streets (St-Eugene, Ste-Anne de Prescott and Chute-à-Blondeau) and several road intersections. Report of all burnt-out lights or malfunctioning lights should be directed to the administration office at 613. 674.2170. When reporting a defective street light, please have the pole number available.