Roads are maintained to meet or exceed Ontario Regulation 239/02 Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. This regulation was made under the Municipal Act to create a consistent maintenance standard for all Municipalities in Ontario.
The regulation recognizes that heavily
travelled roads where vehicles travel at high speed require better
conditions than lightly travelled roads where vehicles travel at lower
speeds. They have created a road classification system to set the
standards for each type of road. The Township of Tiny currently has
only class 3 to 6 roads with major roads such as Angela Schmidt-Foster
Road being a class 3, and most subdivision roads being a class 5.
To report a dangerous road condition, please call the main office at: (705) 526-4204 or Toll free 1-866-939-TINY (8469) TTY Telephone Service is available by calling (705) 526-4205 ext 301.
roads create an undesirable level of dust during the summer months.
Calcium chloride is used to control the amount of dust caused by the
movement of traffic on the dry roads.
control is very costly and has a slight environmental impact on the
surrounding area. For these reasons, the dust control is only applied
once per year in late June. This allows the wet spring conditions to
provide a natural dust control for as long as possible. In the drier,
hotter months the applied dust control will provide more effective
funds become available, gravel roads throughout the Township are being
hard surfaced to eliminate the need for dust control measures. Please
see the section “Construction Projects” to find out which roads are next
in line for surfacing. This is a long-term project that will continue
for many years into the future.
bumps, cracks and other road defects are particularly troublesome in
the spring and during mild winter weather, due to repeated freeze-thaw
cycles. Motorists are advised to use extra caution at these times.
road maintenance provides a smooth safe driving surface and protects
the road from further degradation. Road conditions throughout the
Township are regularly inspected and repairs are made in a timely
roads develop potholes and “washboard” conditions over time. These
conditions can impair proper drainage and cause poor driving
A grader is used several times a year in these areas to restore the surface condition of the road.
is completed to upkeep drainage systems and to prevent water from
ponding onto roads and to keep road bases dry. Water that ponds on the
road causes the road to deteriorate more quickly than normal resulting
in costly repairs or resurfacing. Ditching is completed each year on a
ditches are dry for most if not all of the year while others are
regularly filled with water. Standing water in ditches occurs where
there is a high ground water table, usually in low lying areas. These
areas are difficult to drain and maintain.
Please click the links below entitled "PW-21 - Ditching Policy" and "PW-21 - Ditching Policy Diagram" to find out more about the Township of Tiny's responsibilities for the maintenance of drainage ditches and culverts.
PW-21 - Ditching Policy
PW-21 - Ditching Policy Diagram