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The City is responsible for the construction of roads, sidewalks and bridges, airport, traffic lights, street lighting and crossing guards.

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Snow & Ice Control

As per the City of Brockville’s policy for winter control operations, those roadways and sidewalks located within the City will be serviced according to their class or priority designation.  The level of service is generally as per the following.  For specific details please refer to the actual “winter maintenance policy” available for reference at the Gord Watts Municipal Centre, 251 North Augusta Road, Brockville, Ontario.

ROADWAYS

CLASS 2

  • Arterial Roads
  • Roadway Driving Surface - Bare at 24 hours following storm completion
  • Maximum Snow Accumulation before Plowing Commences-5cm (6 hours to complete)
  • Snow removal when snow storage at edge of pavement:
    1. Impedes traffic flow
    2. Restricts intersection visibility
    3. Restricts parking meter accessibility

CLASS 3

  • Collector Roads/Bus Routes
  • Roadway Driving Surface - Bare at 24 hours following storm completion
  • Maximum Snow Accumulation before Plowing Commences-8 cm (12 hours to complete)
  • Snow removal when snow storage at edge of pavement:
    1. Impedes traffic flow
    2. Restricts intersection visibility
    3. Restricts parking meter accessibility

CLASS 4

  • Major Local Roads
  • Roadway Driving Surface - Centre Bare at 24 hours following storm completion
  • Maximum Snow Accumulation before Plowing Commences-8 cm (16 hours to complete)
  • Snow removal - restricted to specific areas on narrow streets or for parking meter accessibility

CLASS 5 & 6

  • Minor Local Roads, dead end stubs, and laneways
  • Roadway Driving Surface - Snowpacked
  • Maximum Snow Accumulation before Plowing Commences-10cm (24 hours to complete)
  • Snow removal - restricted to specific areas on narrow streets or for parking meter accessibility
     

Please note: Class 6 has been removed from the Provinces Minimum Maintenance Standards (Reg 239/02). Class 6 roadways in the city of Brockville will be attempted to be maintained at the same time frames as the Class 5’s.  Although no specific time frames for class 6 roads remain.
 

The roadway snow clearing schedule (Schedule A) identifying roadway classes is available for reference by selecting the following link:

Roadway Snow Clearing Schedule (Schedule A) Map

*The Declaration of a Winter Event through Social Media and local radio stations will change the completion times slightly.  When Staff declare a Winter Weather Event, they will then Monitor, Patrol, and deploy equipment as deemed reasonable.  The “Time to Complete” clock will not start until the declaration of the END of the Weather Event.*


SIDEWALKS

WEEKDAY OPERATIONS

Snowplowing and/or Sanding will be completed on:

  1. Priority 1 - Arterial/Collector/Bus Routes/Downtown Core within 48 hours of storm completion
  2. Priority 2 - Designated sidewalks at school areas within 48 hours of storm completion
  3. Priority 3 -  All remaining side walks on local area streets within 48 hours of storm completion 


Snowplowing will generally only commence once more than 5 cm of new snow has fallen, and more snow is expected.  It is important to note that as per the minimum maintenance standards a sidewalk is considered to be in a state of repair until 8 cm of new snow has fallen. 


Snowplowing or sanding on the Cities Trails, and Pathways will only commence once:

  1. All other winter maintenance activities have been completed.
  2. There is sufficient manpower and equipment available.


*These will be abandoned until a later time if new weather forces us back to activities with higher priority levels.


WEEKEND/HOLIDAY OPERATIONS

Sanding operations for:

  1. Icy Sidewalks (Overnight thaw/freeze conditions) will be restricted to Downtown Core/Overpass Sidewalks, and a number of newly added additional sidewalks determined to be in high traffic areas. (Schedule C – has been updated to include these additional sidewalks)
  2. Icy Sidewalks (freezing Rain) Will be attempted to be put back into a state of repair within 48 hours upon the completion of the event.
  3. Snowplowing operations will generally commence only if more than 5 cm of snow has fallen.  All sidewalks will be attempted to be put back to a state of repair within 48 hours upon the completion of the event. *MMS identifies these at 8 cm*

The sidewalk snow clearing schedule (Schedule B1, B2, C) identifying sidewalk classes is available for reference by selecting one of the following links:
 

Snow Clearing System - Sidewalks (Schedule B1)

Snow Clearing System - Sidewalks (Schedule B2)

Snow Clearing System - Sanding Operations (Schedule C)

You can also see the recommended treatments for the snow clearing system by selecting the following link:

Snow Clearing System - Recommended Treatments

*The Declaration of a Winter Event through Social Media and local radio stations will change the completion times slightly.  When Staff declare a Winter Weather Event, they will then Monitor, Patrol, and deploy equipment as deemed reasonable.  The “Time to Complete” clock will not start until the declaration of the END of the Weather Event.*


Driveway Entrance Clearing

It can be expected that snow will be plowed into driveways as a normal part of roadway and sidewalk snow clearing operations.   Owners of peroperties which the driveways service will be responsible for removal of the snow deposited in those entrances by city snow clearing operations.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Dispatcher - Gord Watts Municipal Centre
Phone: (613) 342-8772
email: 
gwmc@brockville.com

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