Winter Control

The Municipality of Bluewater is responsible for winter maintenance on: 

  • Paved roads: 284.4 lane kilometres
  • Unpaved roads: 362.3 lane kilometres  
  • Sidewalks: 10.31 kilometres

Winter maintenance is performed in accordance with O. Reg. 239/02: Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.

The winter maintenance season within which the Municipality of Bluewater will perform winter highway maintenance commences on November 15th and is completed April 15th. In the event that winter conditions occur before or after the winter maintenance period, the Manager of Public Works may initiate or extend the winter maintenance period. 

As per the Municipality of Bluewater’s Parking By-law no person shall park a vehicle on any street or highway between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 15th to April 15th each year.

Current policy states that the municipality will reimburse up to $50 for mailboxes that have been physically hit by a snowplow. Mailboxes hit by snow coming off the plow will not be replaced and the owner is required to repair such damage.

The responsibility for maintaining mailboxes lies with the owner. 

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