The Montague Township Public Works department is responsible for the maintenance of the 144 kilometers of road in the Township as well as drains, culverts, waste management, roadside mowing, and general maintenance.
The Public Works department Township has a Winter Maintenance Policy that sets out the standards and expectations for road conditions during the winter season. To view this policy, please click here.
The Public Works department documents all noxious weeds on road allowances throughout the Township. If you have a concern that noxious weeds, located on the Township's road allowance, are negatively impacting agriculture or horticulture, please contact the Public Works Department to assess. The County of Lanark has further information on their website regarding noxious weeds and in particular the invasive Wild Parsnip.
Grading and Shouldering
Grading of roads is dependent upon the impact the weather and traffic has upon the condition of the roadway. The first grading is light in nature to rid the road of the pot holes, and late spring grading is to shape the road and prepare it for dust suppression and base stabilizing calcium chloride applications. In general you cannot grade when the road is wet or about to receive heavy rain. Shouldering is conducted as required to ensure good drainage of water from the roadway.
Dust Control/Base Stabilization
Calcium Chloride is applied to freshly graveled roads and newly graded roads from May to June. This activity reduces the dust generated from traffic and helps maintain the graded shape of the road in the summer months.
Hot or cold mix materials are used in filling potholes, depressions, and restoring edges.
Selective subdivision roads are swept in late spring/ early summer, preferably when wet to keep dust to a minimum.
Brushing and Ditching
These activities take place on selected lengths of roadway when growth of roadside brush begins to interfere with sight lines and road drainage.
If a street light is out of order, please call the Township Office at 613-283-7478. We will need the pole number or the road name and the closest civic address number, in order to arrange repair of the streetlight.