Roads and Services

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Download OGRA’s Snow How Campaign Letter for tips on safe winter driving.


Winter Roads Maintenance

All Roadways within the Township of Minden Hills are maintained in accordance with Ontario Regulation 239/02 Minimum Maintenance Standards and Policy #15 – Winter Road Maintenance.

Policy No. 15 – WINTER ROAD MAINTENANCE POLICY

The Winter Road Maintenance Policy was passed by Council to reflect the winter maintenance activities that have been established by the Township of Minden Hills Roads Department to provide winter driving conditions consistent with the needs of a “low traffic volume rural and village” road system in a Canadian winter.

Damaged Mailboxes

The Township of Minden Hills is not responsible for damage to unmaintained mailboxes caused by snowplows while plowing roadways.

Winter Parking

Overnight Parking

Pursuant to By-Law 09-01 A Bylaw to Regulate Parking, Overnight Parking on municipal roadways and parking lots, between the hours of midnight and 8:00 am, is prohibited from November 1st to April 30th of each year. Vehicles parked in these areas that prohibit the removal of snow will be towed away and/or ticketed at the owner’s expense.

Winter Sand

Is available beginning November 1st at the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena parking lot, 55 Parkside Street for residential use.
Please note: This is for Individual Use Only – No Commercial Users.


Summer Roads Maintenance

All Roadways within the Township of Minden Hills are maintained in accordance with Ontario Regulation 239/02 Minimum Maintenance Standards.

Summer maintained roadways receive regularly scheduled maintenance between the second last weekend of May and the second weekend of October (contingent upon weather conditions) and includes grading and light gravel repair.

Sweeping Operations begins in Mid-May in conjunction with the removal of Spring Load Restrictions

Dust Suppression Operations begins early June and is applied as required

Roadside Mowing begins after July 1st

Roadside Brushing begins in Mid-May and is complete by August 1st

Hard-top Resurfacing (surface treatment) takes place between July 1st and September 15th

Loose-top Resurfacing (Application of 4” (100mm) of Granular ‘A’) takes place between June 1st and August 31st

Spring Load Restrictions are placed on Township roadways in conjunction with the County of Haliburton Spring Load Restrictions and Local Road Conditions. Please watch for the notice posted to the website each Spring and Signage on roadways

Road Construction/Closures


Road Classifications

Ontario Regulation 239/02 states 6 Classifications of Roadways in Ontario