Road and Winter Maintenance

County Road Maintenance

There are four maintenance service areas in the County, each with two garages staffed by a Road Supervisor, Lead Hand and Equipment Operators.

In non-winter months, regular road operations take place Monday to Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.

In the winter months (mid-November to mid-April), the workforce is supplemented with additional equipment operators to allow a generally 24-hour service, seven days a week.

Road System Map

Notice of Pesticide Use

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). 

Winter Maintenance

Winter maintenance provides services for the safety and mobility of the traveling public on County roadways. 

Follow reliable local social media sources for important updates: 

  • 24/7 Road Closures @OPP_WR 
  • Weather Forecasts @ECCWeatherON 

Share the road 

Watch for the flashing blue lights of County plow trucks. When approaching from behind, slow down, stay back and be patient. DO NOT PASS around them. 

Winter Mailbox Guidelines 

Make sure your mailbox is winter-ready by ensuring it is properly located, constructed and maintained to avoid being damaged. Verify that the support post is stable and free from decay or damage. We are not responsible for any damage caused by the displacement of snow from plow trucks and mailboxes will not be replaced or repaired in these situations. 

Winter-ready mailbox guidelines: 

  • Posts shall not consist of material stronger than a 15.2 cm (6”) diameter cedar post. 
  • Box must be upright and securely attached to the fixed post. 
  • Bottom of the box shall be 1.07 metres (42”) from the ground elevation in accordance with postal regulations. 
  • Support post should be erected at least 5.2 metres (17’) from the centreline of the road, or at the rounding of the shoulder area, so that the box opening is at the outside edge of the shoulder. 

For more information on mailbox guidelines, please contact the Roads Division.

Notice of Collection

Under authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, we use GPS and dash camera technology to ensure the safety and security of employees, the public and County property and assets. 

We're 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 or c/o Administration Centre, 74 Woolwich St., Guelph ON N1H 2T9.