Any questions regarding capital projects should be directed to Jeff Cuthill, Director of Capital Works at 613-856-2247.
For a list of notice of construction and road closures around the Town, visit our Municipal Road Services & Maintenance page.
Reduced Load Restrictions
Reporting an Issue to Our Public Works Department:
For questions or concerns about roads that occur within regular business hours, please contact the Infrastructure Services Department at 613-776-1177 or submit an online Report an Issue form:
For issues that occur outside of regular business hours and require immediate attention, please call the Town's on-call number at 1-800-342-6442.
Learn about the areas that our Public Works Department oversee:
Construction includes any sidewalk construction, road resurfacing or other projects happening in the municipality.
We issue a Notice of Construction to residents impacted by planned construction projects in their neighbourhood. These notices will include any road resurfacing or other projects going on within the municipality.
View a list of Capital Projects on our Current Projects tab.
Please see the Ontario 5-1-1 website for upcoming major road closures performed by the Ministry of Transportation.
Property owners are responsible for dealing with dead animals on their own property. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has a list of tips for safe removal of dead animals.
The Public Works Department will pick up dead animals if the following requirements are met:
A roadside ditch maintenance program is carried out each year to improve or reinstate drainage.
Culverts are repaired and cleaned out as required.
New entrances to private properties must be approved by Public Works Supervisor, and when a culvert is required it is the responsibility of the home owner to install. The entrance permit from the Public Works department will outline the culvert size, material and the appropriate end treatments that is required. Once the entrance is complete the home owner is required to contact Public Works for a final inspection.
Driveway Entranceway Permits are required for all new driveways or changes in classifications of driveways and entranceways.
Permits are required in order that specific criteria are met when accessing municipal infrastructure, including:
A Driveway Entrance Permit includes:
1. The Administration and documentation of request
2. The Prework Field Inspection
3. New Civic Addressing
These criteria focus on the safety and function of the municipal infrastructure and are available in more detail in the upcoming Driveway Entrance By-Law.
Please contact the County of Lennox & Addington if your entrance is on a County road.
In accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990. Ch. H.8, Section 122 and Greater Napanee's By-Law 2023-0087, please be advised that all roads within Greater Napanee are subject to restricted loads.
Weight restrictions on all Greater Napanee roads are in effect from February 15th until April 15th. Loads are restricted to 5 tonnes per axle during the weight restriction period.
The County of Lennox & Addington’s reduced load restrictions can be found here.
For more information, contact the Public Works department at 613-776-1177.
Roads within the Municipality of Greater Napanee are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways Ontario Regulation 239/02. These standards provide the regulatory requirements for maintenance activities for summer and winter standards.
The Town of Greater Napanee in collaboration with the County of Lennox & Addington administers County-wide weed inspection for all properties and road allowances within the County through its Area Weed Inspector who enforces the regulations of The Weed Control Act. This Act only applies when the subject weeds are a threat to agriculture and are classified as noxious in the Act. Please refer to the County of Lennox & Addington weed control page for details on where applications will be applied.
To report wild parsnip along the roadsides, please call the County of Lennox and Addington at 613-354-4883.
Wild parsnip on private properties should be reported only if it is a threat to agriculture.
To report wild parsnip in residential areas, park areas or unmaintained lots, please contact the Town at 613-354-3351.
Please note that Dandelions, Burdock, Goldenrod and Purple Loosestrife are not considered noxious weeds under the Weed Control Act. Therefore, complaints concerning these weeds cannot be accepted.
For a complete listing of noxious weeds as set out in the weed control act, please visit the details on the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs website.
For further information and pictures on these and other Ontario Weeds visit Ontario Weeds Gallery.
Please see the County of Lennox & Addington's website for information on operating off-road vehicles on municipal roads or view our Off-Road Vehicles on Municipal Highways By-law.
When not addressing winter plowing and salting/sanding needs, the Town's Public Works staff use 'cold patch' to try to maintain potholes until more permanent repairs can be carried out.
Please note that Road Closing Applications are submitted to the Clerk at the Community & Corporate Services Office, 99 Advance Ave, Napanee.
Where a person completes an application for closing and sale of a road allowance and this person has signed the attached waiver that details that all related expenses the landowner could incur, the following procedure will be followed:
Where a person(s) or group submits a written request to temporarily close a portion of road for an activity, the following procedure will be followed:
The Town has a responsibility to maintain its publicly travelled roadways and roadside allowances in a safe condition for all potential users.
The intent of the Town's roadside brushing program is to remove all brush, shrubs, small trees and overhanging tree canopy within road allowances. If this material is not removed, it can have numerous negative impacts. These impacts include:
The Town uses mechanical brushing because it is environmentally friendly, cost effective and a highly productive method to control and maintain natural vegetation in rural settings. While mechanical brushing may leave a harsh appearance for a short period afterwards, it also rebounds very quickly, returning the area to a natural appearance.
Public Works oversees the maintenance, repair and construction of all municipal sidewalks.
For information on snow plowing and winter maintenance please see our snow plowing and route maps
Public Works maintains traffic and street signs on municipal and county roads.
For urgent matters or emergencies, please call 613-776-1177.
Aside from keeping our streets neat and tidy, street sweeping protects water quality and the environment by keeping pollutants out of the Town’s ponds, rivers and streams. It also keeps storm drains clear of debris so rain and melted snow have somewhere to go.
Reporting a streetlight/stoplight issue is easy. Let us know where the streetlight is located by entering an address, street intersection or Pole ID number. Alternatively, you can contact the Public Works department at 613-776-1177 to report streetlight issues.
There are different rules and services for taking care of private and public trees.
Contact the Public Works department if you are unsure of the ownership of a tree.
The Town's Public Works department is responsible for the protection, planting, maintenance and removal of public trees. Residents should not interfere or perform any work on Town-owned trees.
Please contact the Town if you wish to view the Town's policy to Protect and Enhance the Tree Canopy and Natural Vegetation in the Municipality.
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