Public Works Programs

Roads and Sewer After Hours Line

In the event of a Roads & Sewer Emergency, that is occurring outside of normal working hours, please call 705-527-8210.

The Town of Penetanguishene takes part in various programs to better our community. Program details are outlined below. 

Adopt-a-Road Program

Volunteer to help keep Penetanguishene's roads litter-free.

Keeping our roadsides free of litter promotes a better environment and supports a healthy community.

The Adopt-a-Road program is a partnership between the Town of Penetanguishene and volunteer groups. The Town provides guidance and equipment for safe and effective litter cleanup, and volunteers pick up litter along a designated section of a road.

  • Is a long-running volunteer program across North America.
  • Lets local groups take an active role in a cleaner and healthier community.
  • Encourages community spirit, pride, and team building.
  • Saves tax dollars.

If you are interested in the Adopt-a-Road Program, please contact the Public Works Department.

Load Restrictions

From March 1 to April 30, all roads (other than those with exemptions) will be restricted to load limits of 5 tonnes per axle. These restrictions will remain in effect for the above noted time period and will depend on road conditions with signs posted accordingly.  See below to view the Roads affected.

  • Champlain Road - from Robert Street West to Town Boundary
  • Overhead Bridge Road - from Robert Street West to Town Boundary
  • Currie Road - from Midland Point Road to Alvin Williams Road
  • Lafontaine Road - from Robert Street West to Town Boundary
  • Pinegrove Road - from Fuller Avenue to Tinney Side Road
  • Sandy Bay Road - Full Length
  • Tay Point Road - Full Length

Spring Clean Up

The Penetanguishene Roads Department performs spring clean-up operations. 

The Sand Crew consists of the following Machines,

  • one water truck,
  • one sidewalk machine with a broom,
  • two frontend loaders,
  • one with a broom, and one with a bucket,
  • one street sweeper and
  • one tandem dump truck.

Please be aware of all the equipment in the work zone.

How can the public ensure safety during the operations?

1) When approaching the Street Cleaning Crew from either direction slow down then proceed with caution.

2) When approaching machines from the rear, avoid getting too close to the machine, "if you can't see the operator's mirrors, he can't see you."

3) When a vehicle enters the work zone the operators will make sure to give enough room for you to pass by safely, please be patient while driving through the work area.

4) When it is necessary to close a section of road, it is done to protect not only the Work Crew it is also to protect the Public, when a Road Closed Sign is ignored, the vehicle driving around the sign is not only breaking the law but also creating a very dangerous situation for everyone involved.

Tree Planting Program

The Town is working together with Severn Sound Environmental Services. To receive more information on this program click on the following link:

View the SSEA's Tree Seedling Distribution Program Details

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