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Road and Sidewalk Maintenance

Whether you enjoy walking, biking or driving around Woodstock, our roads, sidewalks, curbs, sewers and drainage systems are integral to our lives in Woodstock.

Making sure our streets and sidewalks continue to meet our established quality standards is one of the ways we maintain our infrastructure. We do this through:

  • Asphalt patching
  • Curb repairs
  • Grading gravel roads and shoulders
  • Mowing roadside grass
  • Road line marking
  • Sewer maintenance
  • Uneven and cracked sidewalk repair

Our regular maintenance program is designed to proactively address the wear and tear on our streets but if you notice something that needs to be fixed, let us know.

Catch Basins

Catch basins, also known as storm sewers are vital in controlling potential flood situations.  Water from sidewalks and streets drain inot these catch basins.  For this reason it is vital to keep them clear of debris.  The City monitors and clears these catch basins, especially in areas that have been known to have flooding issues.  If you notice a catch basin that needs clearing, please call the Public Works Department. 

Residents also play an important role in helping us to keep catch basins clear of debris!  Grass clippings, leaves and small yardwaste clippings that are repeatedly swept into gutters and catch basins can create clogs, causing flooding and becoming a potential breeding ground for rodents and insects.  By keeping these materials off the road and disposing of them properly at our yardwaste depot, which is open seven days a week at 944 James Street, potential flooding can be reduced in your neighbourhood.  

How you can help!

  • In the summer and fall, clear leaves, branches and sticks from the catch basin and bring them to our yardwaste depot.
  • In the winter and spring, clear snow and ice from the catch basins.
  • Clean up any garbage and recycling that is blowing around the area.
  • Contact the City if you see damaged grates.
  • If you notice that a catch basin is clogged, clear away the debris to avoid flooding. If you can’t do it yourself, or if the catch basin is submerged, contact the Public Works Department.
  • Protect our waterways!  Please do not dispose of household chemicals and cleaner, or used motor oil into the catch basin.

Pot Holes

Although City staff regularly patrol streets to identify pot holes and other road deficiencies, pot holes can develop quickly when temperatures hover around zero degrees. We can use your help in identifying locations that require attention.

When reporting a pot hole, please be as specific as possible about the location and let us know as many of the following details as you can gather:

  • the name of the street
  • the nearest municipal (building) number
  • the name of the nearest cross-street
  • which lane (i.e., north bound lane, turning lane, etc.)

Pothole complaints are addressed on both a priority and scheduling basis. 

Street Sweeping

Street sweeping takes place in spring, summer and fall. The street sweeping program removes winter sanding materials, leaves and debris that have accumulated on roads.

Please do not sweep grass clippings, and other debris onto the road.  These materials eventually make their way into catch basins and can potentially keep water from draining properly into them, as well as making their way into our waterways.  Please help us and the environment by taking these items to our yardwaste depot.

Sidewalk Maintenance

Sidewalk deficiencies are reviewed on an annual basis and prioritized inaccordance with our maintenance program and provincial legislation.  Not all cracked sidewalks requires repair.  Hairline cracks do not pose a triping hazard, they are more aesthetically unpleasing.

To report a trip hazard, please call the Public Works Department.

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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