Road Maintenance

At the County of Wellington maintenance is broken into four distinctive sections:

 1. Maintenance Areas
There are four maintenance service areas in the County, each staffed by a Supervisor, a Lead Hand and Equipment Operators. There are two garages in each maintenance area.

County of Wellington Road System Map

 Maintenance Area 1
Central Garage 

7468 Wellington Road 51 
Phone 519.821.2090

Aberfoyle Garage
7396 Wellington Road 34

 Maintenance Area 2
Brucedale Garage 

8436 Wellington Road 124

Erin Garage 
9506 Wellington Road 124

 Maintenance Area 3
Arthur Garage 

399 Eliza Street

Harriston Garage
9160 Wellington Road 5

 Maintenance Area 4
Drayton Garage

7273 Sideroad 16

Elora Garage 
7454 Wellington Road 21

In non-winter months, regular roads operations take place from Monday to Thursday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. During the non-winter months and during regular office hours, contact the Roads Division to have your inquiry dispatched to the appropriate garage. In the winter months, from approximately mid-November to mid-April, the workforce is supplemented with additional equipment operators, to allow a generally 24-hour service, seven days a week.

 2. Road Surface Management
 The purpose of road surface management is to delay road deterioration and extend the life of pavements by repairing minor road defects.  Key road surface management operations include:
  • Patching - Patching potholes and cracks in asphalt with hot mix or cold mix asphalt to repair minor damage.
  • Shoulder Grading - The key operations are shouldering and grading which involve building up gravel shoulders with new material to meet the proper slope of the asphalt surface.
  • Grading Loose Top - Applying new gravel to gravel roads with grading and compaction.
  • Dust Control - Suppressing dust, where necessary, with the application of magnesium chloride.
  • Washout and Base Repair - Applying new gravel to roads and shoulders that have been damaged by heavy rain.
  • Sweeping - Maintaining paved intersections free of gravel on the pavement.
 3. Roadside Maintenance
 The purpose of road maintenance is to keep roadside areas in a tidy and safe condition. Key roadside maintenance operations include:
  • Tractor Mowing - Mowing to improve roadside visibility and control noxious weeds.
  • Tree Removal and Tree Planting - Removing trees that may cause safety hazards and planting trees where appropriate.
  • Brush Cutting - Removing brush that may obstruct visibility or impede various roadside operations.
  • Debris Pick-Up - Picking up illegally dumped garbage, including litter tossed from vehicles.
  • Adopt-A-Road - Coordinating roadside cleanup on County roads.
  • Dead Animal Removal - Removing dead animals found on the side or travelled portion of County roads. To notify the Roads Division about a dead animal on a County road or roadside, please contact the Roads Division.
  • Weed Control - Spraying and mowing to help reduce the spread of noxious weeds. Roadside weeds are sprayed to control selective broadleaf weeds and wild carrot, as per the Weed Control Act.

The County of Wellington intends to control weeds along the following County roadsides under their jurisdiction: all County roads within the Town of Erin, Township of Guelph/Eramosa, Township of Puslinch and in the Township of Centre Wellington - WR18, WR21, WR22, WR26, WR29. 

We will be using a combination of the following herbicides, Clearview Reg.#29752, Active Ingredients Metsulfuron-Methyl and Aminopyralid (present as potassium salt) or Escort Reg.#23005, Active ingredient Metsulfuron-Methyl and Overdrive Reg.#30065, Active ingredient Difluenzopyr (present as sodium salt) and Dicamba (present as sodium salt). All products are registered under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada).

 4. Drainage and Structure Maintenance

 Culvert replacement

The purpose of drainage and structure maintenance is to prevent flooding by directing surface waters appropriately and to maintain bridges and culverts for the safety of the motoring public. The key drainage and structure maintenance operations include:

  • Ditching - Digging roadside ditches for the prevention of roadway flooding and removing vegetation and debris to maximize drainage while maintaining erosion control.
  • Bridge Maintenance - Inspecting and maintaining County bridge structures.
  • Culvert Maintenance - Installing and repairing the culverts that channel water under roadways and driveways.
  • Manhole and Catch Basin Repair and Maintenance - Inspecting, cleaning, and repairing catch basins and manholes.

Notice of Collection: The County of Wellington Roads Department under authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, utilizes GPS and dash camera technology to ensure the safety and security of employees, the public and County property and assets. The County is committed to ensuring and enhancing the safety and security of the public, its employees, property and assets by integrating privacy and security best practices with the responsible use of technology in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Questions about the operation of the system and collection of personal information may be directed to the County Clerks Office at 519.837.2600 x2522 c/o Administration Centre, 74 Woolwich St., Guelph ON N1H 2T9

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