Public Works

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 Township of Montagues’ Road Needs Study summarizes road system surveys conducted during the fall of 2019. All of the roads under the Townships jurisdiction were included in this survey. The road network in Montague Township includes loose top, surface treated and asphalt roads with varying traffic volumes throughout. Presented in this report is a recommended Ten Year Capital Program and a Loose Top Maintenance Program for the Township’s roads. These programs have been developed based on the historical capital spending and are intended to be a tool for Municipal Staff and Council during decision making.

To view this study, please click here

Winter 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

Noxious Weeds

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.

For 2021, the road side noxious weeds program will be spraying the following areas:


Spot Spraying
Road NameSide of RoadFromTo
Rosedale NorthbothRoger StevensMcLachlin
Richardson RoadbothAll
McCrea RoadbothWoodCounty Road 43
Wood RoadbothCounty Road 43Rosedale
Carroll RoadbothMcGuire RoadMcLachlin Road
Boom Spraying
Road NameSide of RoadFromTo
Kelly-Jordan RoadbothCarroll RoadHighway 15
McGuire RoadbothCarroll RoadFord Road
Carroll Roadboth526 CarrollMcGuire Road
Boat Launch RoadbothRideau River RoadDead End
Burchill Roadboth413 Burchill802 Burchill
Holbrook RoadbothNolansPinery Road
Code DrivebothRoger StevensRosedale North
Nolans RoadbothCode DriveWeedmark Road
Weedmark RoadbothNolans RoadWilliam Campbell

Should you wish not to have spraying accur near your property, please fill out and send back to the Township Office this No Spray Agreement.

Please click here for the Public Notice - Pesticide Use issued by Lanark County

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.

Street Lighting

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.

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Township of Montague

6547 Roger Stevens Drive
P.O. Box 755
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4W6

Phone: 613‑283‑7478

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.