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
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.
For 2020, the road side noxious weeds program will be spraying the following areas:
|Road Name||Side of Road||From||To|
|Rosedale North||both||Roger Stevens||McLachlin|
|McCrea||both||Woods||County Road 43|
|Wood||both||County Road 43||Rosedale|
|Road Name||Side of Road||From||To|
|Boat Launch Road||both||Rideau River Road||Dead End|
|Rideau River Road||both||County Road 43||County Road 43|
|Nolans Road||both||Code Drive||Weedmark Road|
|Weedmark Road||both||Nolans||William Campbell|
|Burchill Road||both||Roger Stevens||County Road 43|
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.
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.