Public Works



Notice from the Ministry of Transportation dated May 13, 2019
Highway 401 Construction Projects
2019 Construction Projects Highway 401 Kingston West
2019 Construction Projects Highway 401 Kingston East


Annual Vegetation Management Program CN is required to clear its rights-of-way from any vegetation that may pose

a safety hazard. Vegetation on railway rights-of-way, if left uncontrolled, can contribute to trackside fires and impair proper inspection of track infrastructure.

As such, for safe railway operations, the annual vegetation control program will be carried out on CN rail lines in the province of Ontario. A certified

applicator will be applying herbicides on and around the railway tracks (mainly the graveled area/ballast). All product requirements for setbacks in the vicinity

of dwellings, aquatic environments and municipal water supplies will be met.  At this time, we expect that the program will take place from May 6, 2019 to July 12, 2019.

Visit to see the list of cities as well as the updated schedule.

For more information, you may contact the CN Public Inquiry Line at 1-888-888-5909.


CN  Annual Vegetation Management Program


please click HERE



A Message from the Mayor and Council, March 16, 2019

The Council would like to thank the residents of Alnwick/Haldimand for working with the
Public Works Department to resolve the many high-water levels in the ditches and streams
within the township. Staff have been very busy for the past three weeks as the temperatures
have started to warm up. The ditches have been blocked by frozen culverts and ice blocks
preventing water from moving. Also, ice jams at bridges along the Shelter Valley Creek, requiring
heavy equipment to break the ice up and get overflowing water off the road.  Fortunately,
with their many combined years of service, told them there could be trouble ahead and they
took steps well ahead of this week’s thaw to alleviate what could have been even more serious.

Many local residents have provided support by calling Public Works
and telling them where the bad spots were or potential concerns. This
really assists staff. It's been a combined effort by all to make it through
these challenging times. The ground cover has now almost disappeared,
but the ground is still frozen so there could be a few more days before it
is all behind us. It's comforting to know there is still work to be done and
the guys are out there today, taking steps to keep the water flowing. The
temperatures are supposed to be a little cooler for the next few days.
This should give some relief.



2016 Roads Need Study

for full document please click HERE


on Gov Deals

For full details of items, please go HERE






Due to increasing liability an environmental concerns, The Township of Alnwick Haldimand will no longer

be providing free sand / salt to the public from our Public Works Yards in Centreton and Roseneath.


We do apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause.


If you require any further information, please feel free to call  905-349-2700





















Road sign that says PW









Men and equiptment removing trees from the road




Man on road paver smoothing the road



Men digging at side of road



Machine digging digging dirt pile




road worker holding up stop sign



road equiptment working



snow covered road












road closed sign on wet looking road with snowy trees behind






Power lines on road


Public Works Department

It is the responsibility of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand to improve and maintain the township’s road system for the benefit of all residents and visitors of our municipality.  Depending on the season, some of the Public Works day to day operations includes, grading roads and shoulders; ditching; roadside grass mowing; patching; brushing; sweeping; and road signs.  Some maintenance is routinely performed each year, however, most roads are scheduled for maintenance only as required.  Deficiencies reported by the public are repaired on a priority basis.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 905-349-2700.

There are several County Roads within our municipality and for information on, or to report issues about these roads, please contact Northumberland County at 1-800-354-7050.

County Roads include:
County Road #2
County Road #9
County Road #18
County Road #22
County Road #23
County Road #24
County Road #29
County Road #31
County Road #33 (Merrill Road)
County Road #45

Ministry of Transportation Highways include:  Highway 401


Troy A. Gilmour, C.Tech., rcji
Public Works Superintendent

Shawn McBride, CRS –S
Public Works Foreman

Jim Kloostra
Public Works Foreman

Tel:   905-349-2700
Fax:  905-349-3902

Main Public Works Garage is located at:

Centreton Garage
2267 County Road #23,
Centreton, ON

North End Winter Garage is located at:

Roseneath Garage
554 4th Line Road
Roseneath, ON
Tel:    905-352-2049 

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday
6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Township of Alnwick/Haldimand
PO Box 70,
10836 County Road #2

Road Maintenance


During spring thaw, most Township roads become too soft to withstand the weight of a fully loaded truck, no matter how many axles.  In an effort to reduce damage to the roads, the Township has weight restrictions to half loads (5 tonnes per axle) on all roads from March 1st to April 30th, or as posted depending on the weather each year.  Please do not have heavy deliveries to your property during this time period.

Each spring, during the months of April and May, the Public Works Department conducts a winter cleanup operation.  Roads and intersections are swept to remove the accumulation of sand/salt from over the past winter season.  Sweeping operations reduces the amount of dust raised by vehicular traffic.

Early to mid May the Public Works Department grades the gravel roads and applies liquid calcium chloride to stabilize the road base and control dust.

Mowing of grass along municipally owned roads is completed from early June to mid September.  Road side mowing is completed on a majority of the municipality owned roads twice per year.

The remainder of the summer months is devoted to Road Construction and Surface Treating projects.  The Township strives to surface treat between five to ten kilometers of gravel roads each year, recap existing surface treated roads and to reconstruct old surface treated roads which have become deficient.

Roadside ditches perform four primary functions:

  • They serve to drain water from the road base and sub grade; they are not intended to drain adjacent properties, but in many cases, they may.
  • They carry collected water to a sufficient outlet.
  • They stop the uncollected sheet of surface water coming from outside the road allowance from getting on the road.
  • They assist in winter snow clearing operations by providing snow below the elevation of the road surface.

Property owners do not have absolute right to outlet to roadside ditches.  The Township reserves the right to remove or restrict any outlets to ditches that cause operational issues or damage to the drainage system.  Please contact the Township’s Public Works Department before proceeding to direct water to the Township’s ditches.


The Public Works Department is responsible for the plowing and sanding of all year round maintained roads following winter weather events, based on an established route.

The Public Works Department has nine plow routes, of which three are operated from the north (Roseneath) garage, located at 554  4th Line Road) and six of which are operated from the south (Centreton) garage, located at 2267 County Road #23.

The majority of the plowing and sanding operations are completed during normal working hours.  However, it is not uncommon for the Public Works Department employees to work extended periods of time during the normal work week or even on weekends and holidays.  The Public Works Department will only respond to Fire, Medical and Police emergencies on a 24 hour basis.

Mailboxes are the responsibility of the property owner.  The Township does not clear the snow around mailboxes and does not guarantee any service levels for rural mail delivery.  The municipality will replace a damaged mailbox if the damage is deemed to be the result of a direct hit from plow equipment; this is subject to the approval of the Public Works Superintendent or Foreman.  Mailboxes which have been damaged by snowload off the plow equipment will be replaced by the municipality. Mailboxes should be constructed to withstand the impact of snow from plow operations.

Winter Tips

  • Change your decorative mailbox in the winter.  This will ensure that the snow being plowed doesn’t damage you decorative mailbox.
  • Put garbage in your driveway and not on the road allowance on garbage collection days.
  • Pile snow on the right side of your driveway.  This is the down-side of the plow so it will help to reduce snow build-up in your driveway.
  • Do not push or deposit snow from your driveway onto the road.
  • Please don’t park on the road – put your vehicle in your driveway.
  • Replace your mailbox post when it’s necessary.  Old posts become rotten and can be pushed over with the weight of snow being plowed.
  • Please slow down!  Drive to the weather and road conditions.
  • Don’t follow too closely to snow plows – especially on hills.
  • Where possible, let the salt work on the roads before driving.
  • If you live on a corner property and the driveway is close to the corner there is a good chance that the snow build-up in your laneway will be more than your neighbours.  This is caused by the turning operations of the snow plows.

Road Signs

Please contact the Public Works Department at 905-349-2700 if a road sign has been damaged or removed.

Roadside Trees

Please contact the Public Works Department at 905-349-2700 in the event that trees have fallen or may cause a hazard.

Noxious Weeds

If you have any concerns with noxious weeds, please contact the County Weed Inspector at 905-372-0141.

Illegal Dumping on Roadsides:

All illegal dumping should be reported to the Northumberland County Waste Management Department at:
555 Courthouse Road
Cobourg, ON  K9A 5J6
Tel:  905-372-3329 or 1-800-354-7050

Street Lights

The Township of Alnwick/Haldimand has over 200 street lights that are intended to illuminate streets, paths, parks and parking lots.  Please contact the Public Works Department at 905-349-2700 to report burnt out streetlights with the pole number that is located on each pole.

Culverts / Entrance Permits

All culverts within the Township’s right-of-way are maintained by the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand.  If you require an additional entrance or a new entrance, or if you require maintenance to your entrance culvert, i.e., it is plugged with debris, heaved up/caved in, frozen causing flooding, please contact the Public Works Department at 905-349-2700.

If you are having your driveway repaved, consider having a representative from the Public Works Department check the condition of the culvert beforehand.  Note any end treatments of the culverts are not the responsibility of the Township and it is the property owner’s responsibility to remove and replace if required by the Township.

If you are building a new home, your building permit cannot be issued until the Building Department received confirmation that you have applied for an entrance culvert from the Public Works Department.  We may suggest delaying the installation of the culvert until after the heavy equipment is finished at your building site.  A heavy truck could crush the entrance culvert, requiring you to pay to have another one installed.  Once you have applied for the entrance culvert, a representative from the Public Works Department will check the location to see if a culvert is required and if the sight lines are sufficient for safe entry onto the roadway.

All entrances must be constructed by the owner at his/her cost and shall be installed to the following specifications:

Entrance Culvert:

  • New steel culverts only; plastic culverts will not be accepted
  • Minimum culvert size shall be 18” (450 mm) diameter and 30’ (9 m) in length
  • Couplers shall be a 5 corrugation bolt up coupler
  • No sheet metal, dimple type couplers will be allowed


  • Granular “A” gravel shall be used around the culvert and for the top surfaces of the entrance
  • Leave 2’ – 3’ of culvert exposed at each end with a 2:1 backslopes
  • 12 inch (300 mm) of fill over the top of culvert (minimum)
  • Must be installed to warrant the drainage flow

Please ensure your contractor is aware of the above specifications.

Size of culvert may vary due to drainage requirements.  Any variation in culvert size will be determined by the Public Works Department.  For additional information or to arrange an on-site meeting, please call the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand Public Works Department at 905-349-2700.  The municipality reserves the right to deny entrance permit if the installation will cause a safety hazard.  In the event that the installation costs to the Township exceeds the fee, then the additional costs will be billed to the applicant.  The applicant will clearly stake the location of the proposed entrance for the inspection and approval of the Public Works Department prior to the entrance being installed. 

Fee Schedule

Residential     $1,000.00        Refund        $750.00
Commercial    $1,250.00        Refund        $750.00
Agricultural     $   500.00        Refund        $100.00

Entrance culvert must be approved by Public Works Department representative before deposit refund can be requested.

Entrance deposit refund must be requested within two years of Permit date of issuance.  Full deposit will be forfeited to the municipality after the two year date has passed.

If a property owner chooses to pave their driveway, the Township will not be responsible for replacing pavement in the event that a repair or replacement of the culvert is required due to frost heaving or as a result of construction.

All entrances must be constructed by the owner at his/her cost and shall be installed to the following specifications:


Current Projects

Alnwick Haldimand Road Construction List for 2019





Community Center Rd                   2.7 km’s  (from Stewart Rd to O’Grady Rd)

Lakeport Rd                                     2.3 km’s  (from Wicklow Boat Launch east 2.3 km’s)

Webb Rd                                          1.9 km’s   (from Baxter Rd west 1.9 km’s)

Northumberland Heights Rd        2.1 km’s   (from Danforth Rd west 2.1 km’s)

North Shore Rd                               0.4 km’s   (entire road)

Brimley Rd South                            0.9 km’s   (gravel portion only)

Sunset Cr                                          1.0 km’s   (entire road)





 4th Line Rd                                        4 km’s        (from County Rd 45 to Sandercock Rd)

 Turk Rd                                             2 km’s        (from Pit to Neil McGregor Rd)

 Brimley Rd North                            1.2 km’s     (entire road)

 Webb Rd                                           0.9 km’s     (from Merrill Rd east 0.9 km’s)



Gravel Road Gravelled





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