Public Services Department

See this page for a list of current road construction projects. For roads enquiries, please call 613-376-3027 x4331 or email

*For AFTER HOURS roads issues, please call 613-376-3027 and listen for the option to speak with our after hours service. The email address above is only monitored on regular business days, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and not on statutory holidays.

Reduced Loads in effect Feb 26 to April 30, 2024

Due to forecasted weather and current road conditions, all roads within South Frontenac are subject to restricted loads effective February 26 to April 30, 2024.

No motor vehicle or trailer shall have a load exceeding 5,000 kilograms per axle on designated roads as per Section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act. This helps protect roads in South Frontenac. This affects all roads except for Wilton Road, Yarker Road, Road 38, Bellrock Road, Harrowsmith Road, Rutledge Road, Sydenham Road, Perth Road, Battersea Road, Sunbury Road, Moreland-Dixon Road.

Roads Study 

In 2022, the Township hired WSP/Golder, an engineering firm to do a comprehensive roads needs study. The total project cost of $49,774 was fully funded by a grant from the Ontario Municipal Modernization Fund. The findings were presented to Council in December 2022 and are now posted for public viewing.

The study assessed the state of the municipal-owned roads in the Township. Overall, the Township’s network average ratings for hard surfaced roads were “Good” due to our ongoing pavement preservation and maintenance programs, and “Fair” for gravel roads. You can find a summary of the key findings, an A-Z list of roads and their conditions and the full report at The study provides accurate data to help Council make informed decisions when deciding which roads to prioritize for road work in the short-term and long-term.

5-Year Plan for Hard Surfaced Roads and Bridges

In early 2023, Township staff worked on a five year capital plan for hard surfaced roads and bridges driven by the findings of the 2022 WSP Golder Roads Study. The five-year plan includes $36.1 million in hard surfaced road investments and $6.7 million in bridge investments through to the end of 2027.  Key highlights of the plan include:

  • Reconstruction of 19.0km of paved (asphalt) roads
  • Rehabilitation of 8.9km of paved (asphalt) roads
  • Total investments of 27.9km or 17.2% of all paved (asphalt) assets
  • Reconstruction of 40.1km of surface treated roads
  • Rehabilitation of 143.6km of surface treated roads
  • Total investments of 183.7km or 41.4% of all surface treated assets
  • Construction of 24.5 centerline-km of new paved shoulders
  • Reconstruction 8 bridges / large culvert structures
  • Rehabilitation of 4 bridges / large culvert structures 

Read the May 2, 2023 report to Council or see the appendix which lists by year which road works will take place between now and 2027. Note this is a living document and changing conditions may impact priorities and timelines. A similar report on gravel roads will be presented to Council fall  2023.

Speed Limit and Parking

Traffic, parking and stopping on highways and bridges and speed limits under the jurisdiction of the Township of South Frontenac are all regulated through By-law 2000-01.

For questions concerning this by-law contact the Public Services Department.

View all of the speed limit by-laws to date.

Special Move Permits

When transporting heavy and/or wide loads throughout the Township, special permission may be required pursuant to Section 110 of the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter H.8, and amendments thereto.

Moves may be made during DAYLIGHT HOURS, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and except between the hours of 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. or 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. when in congested areas.

For an application and more details on how to obtain the proper permits, please complete the form below:


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