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Public Works Administrative Assistant:
Chelsea Carpenter
(705) 738-3800, Ext. 230 or 1-800-374-4009 (705 area code only)

The Public Works Department is responsible for many things that impact our ratepayers in their daily lives. We are responsible for approximately 307 kilometres of both hard surface and gravel roads throughout the Municipality, as well as winter (snowploughing, sanding, salting) and summer maintenance, signage, construction of new roads and rebuilding old roads to today's standards. We also maintain Municipal park areas, operate water supply systems for several community developments, as well as maintain culverts and operate landfill and transfer stations for Municipal waste management. 

The Roads Department

The roads department has full-time employees and part-time employees that work out of the three depot yards in the Municipality. The yards are:

  • Buckhorn Depot, 8 Melody Bay Road
  • Bobcaygeon Depot, 110 County Road 49
  • Galway Depot, 581 Galway Road 

Roads Department Operations:

Winter Season
: October 16th to April 14th, Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Summer Season April 15th to October 15th, Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. , CLOSED on Fridays.






Entrance Permit Applications 

An application for an entrance permit must be accompanied with an application fee of $100.00 (includes processing, initial approval and final inspectionplus a deposit fee of $750.00 (refundable after final inspection is approved). If a re-inspection is required, there is a fee of $100.00 per visit (failure to comply with approval or final inspection).

Download a copy of the Municipal entrance permit

Residents interested in installing an entrance off a County road must obtain an entrance permit from the County of Peterborough. Please visit the County of Peterborough Public Works permits page

Adopt-A-Road Program 

This program is an opportunity for businesses, service groups, and other organizations to contribute to the community, clean up the environment and help beautify our road system.

What's involved?

  • Choose a representative from your group to act as the lead on the Adopt-A-Road program.
  • Adopt a section of the Municipal road, must be at least 2 kilometers long. 
  • Undergo safety training for your volunteers.
  • Cleanup litter twice annually (usually in the spring and fall).
  • Separate the recyclables from the garbage. Use only the yellow garbage bags for garbage and clear bags for recyclables, and disposing of materials at the nearest transfer station location (or contact the Municipality to pickup large items).
  • Complete and submit a "Material Recover Report".

The Municipality will provide your group with the following:

  • Safety training.
  • Safety equipment (vests, cones, and gloves).
  • Bags (clear bags for recyclables and yellow garbage bags for garbage).
  • An identification card (for presentation when using transfer station).
  • A sign with the group's name on it -businesses are expect to cover the cost of the sign, but the Municipality will cover the cost of signs for non-profit volunteer or service organizations.

To request an Adopt-A-Road package, please contact:

Chelsea Carpenter, Public Works Administrative Assistant
Phone: 705-738-3800, ext. 230 or 1-800-374-4009

If you are interested in adopting a County road, start by visiting the County of Peterborough Adopt-A-Road page.