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Winter Control Plan

WINTER CONTROL PLAN
 
 
This maintenance quality standard is formulated for the purpose of establishing levels of service for snow and ice control on Municipal roads.
 
Roads maintenance service levels are based on anticipated winter traffic volumes and classified as follows;
                                        Class 4      Downtown Core
                                        Class 5      Residential
                                        Class 5      Rural
 
The following service levels are intended to meet the road needs of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential commuter traffic in a cost effective manner under average road and weather conditions within the Municipality of Temagami. The standard also complies with Ontario Regulation 239/02 made under the Municipal act entitled “Minimum Maintenance Standards For Municipal Highways”
 
The Public Works Department is responsible for ensuring that all Municipal roads are maintained in accordance with this Maintenance Quality Standard. The Municipality’s season to perform winter highway maintenance will commence October 1st and finish April 30th.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MUNICIPAL MAINTENANCE STANDARDS ACT

 

GENERAL:
 
While this Maintenance Quality Standard establishes levels of service, it is acknowledged that conditions may occur which temporarily prevent achieving levels assigned. In such case, attempts should be made to keep roads open, consistent with resources available.
 
When it becomes evident that available resources are not sufficient to maintain roads open and passable, the Public Works Department may implement road closing procedures in co-operation with the Ontario Provincial Police.
 
The Municipality does not have a regularly scheduled night shift and will not normally call-out graders. During a major snow storm, if required in the opinion of the Works Supervisor, a multi-purpose truck equipped with a spreader and front mounted plow will open streets during the night.
 
 
 
 
SANDING AND SALTING
 
CLASS 4: DOWNTOWN CORE
 
This objective will apply to all class 4 roads as determined by the Highway Maintenance Priority Class Categories. The objective is to provide a sanded surface by applying salt/sand mixture either during or after the storm. Roads in this category should be spot sanded only at hills, curves, intersections and railroad crossings. Raw salt may be applied to this class of road when in a sleet storm or to achieve bare pavement on major hills. The Public Works Department shall deploy resources to treat icy roadways as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the roadway is icy. The icy roadway shall be properly treated by the Public Works Department within 16 hours after becoming aware of the icy problem.
 
CLASS 5: RESIDENTIAL & RURAL
 
The objective will apply to all class 5 roads as determined by the Highway Maintenance Priority Class Categories. Refer to the attached plan for a more detailed description of all designated streets. The objective is to provide a sanded surface by applying a salt/sand mixture either during or after the storm. Roads in this category should be spot sanded only at hills, curves, intersections and railroad crossings. Raw salt may be applied to this class of road when in a sleet storm or to achieve bare pavement on major hills. The Public Works Department shall deploy resources to treat icy roads as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the roadway is icy. The icy road shall be properly treated by the Public Works Department within 16 hours after becoming aware of the icy problem.
 
 
NOTE:
 
Normally, salt should never be applied when the temperature is below -12 C. However, in the presence of sun and heavy traffic volume, which creates a higher road surface temperature, salt can be effective down to a temperature of -18 C.
 
Salt should never be applied to snow packed gravel surfaces. Salt aids in speeding up the thawing of the snow pack during sunny periods. This increases the occurrence and severity of potholes in the snow pack, as well as the gravel surface in the spring.
 
 
 
PLOWING
 
CLASS 4: DOWNTOWN
 
This objective will apply to all class 4 roads as determined by the Highway Maintenance Priority Class Categories. The plowing operation should begin no later than when 15 cm of snowfall has accumulated on the roadway. The Public Works Department shall deploy resources to clear the snow as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the snow accumulation is greater than 8 cm. The class 4 roadways shall be cleared of snow by the Public Works Department within 16 hours after becoming aware that the snow accumulation has reached 8 cm.
 
CLASS 5: RESIDENTIAL & RURAL
 
The objective will apply to all class 5 roads as determined by the Highway Maintenance Priority Class Categories.   The Public Works Department shall deploy resources to clear the snow as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the snow accumulation is greater than 10 cm. The class 5 roadways shall be cleared of snow by the Public Works Department within 24 hours after becoming aware that the snow accumulation has reached 10 cm.
 
PARKING LOTS
 
The following parking lots will be cleared of snowfall after a storm;
 
Municipal Office
Public Works
Arena
Recycling Bins
Mine Landing
Cassels Lake Access
Legion
 
CLASS 4: DOWNTOWN (LOADER & 4X4)
 
Emergency Services Ambulance, Fire, Helipads, Medical Centre and Downtown
Intersections
 
 
 
CLASS 5: RESIDENTIAL & RURAL 
 
GRADER
Lakeshore Drive
Wildflower Avenue
O’Connor Drive
Railway Road
Springgarden Avenue
Mountainview Avenue
Sunset Crescent
Spruce Drive
Birch Crescent
Hazel Circle
Cedar Avenue
Poplar Crescent
Goward Avenue
Hillcrest Drive
Kanichee Mine Road
Jack Guppy Way
Spring Road
Milne-Sherman Road
 
PLOW 6 TON:
Steven’s Road
Fox Run
White Bear Court
Lowell Lake Road
Lake Temagami Access Road
Wilson Lake Road
Tonomo Road
 
LOADER & 4X4
Village Lane
Ojibway Lane
Harmony Lane
Parkwood Lane
Memory Lane
 
 
 
SIDEWALK CLEARING
 
CLASS 4 & 5:
 
This objective will be to complete one pass within 8 hours of the start of sidewalk clearing operations. The Public Works Department may delay this single treatment due to other priorities such as Downtown core snow removal operations.
 
NOTE:
 
Normal sidewalk clearing operations begin at the end of (or near the end of forecasted storms) each storm after there has been a minimum of 10 cm accumulation of snow. This operation is usually delayed to allow road plowing to be well underway to prevent the blocking of sidewalks at intersections .
 
Sanding and/or salting of sidewalks will be done when conditions become slippery and will be at the discretion of the Public Works Department.
 
 
SNOW REMOVAL
 
FIRST PRIORITY:
 
Snow removal from emergency services and the downtown core area must be done first priority, preferably on a scheduled shift, after all snow storms. Start of operations will be at the discretion of the Public Works supervisors and will be determined by the volume of snow accumulations along the edge of the streets.
 
SECOND PRIORITY:
 
All streets other than the downtown core. The starting point and sequence of snow removal operations shall be determined by the Public Works Department. The Public Works snow removal operations will generally follow the existing plow routes. The Public Works Department will endeavor to provide an equal amount of snow removal to all residents streets in order to provide a fair snow removal operation to all residents.
 
SNOW DUMP LOCATIONS
 
The following is a list of acceptable areas where the Public Works Department will dispose of snow.
 
Parking Lot behind Mini Putt
Lions Ball Field
Temagami North Lagoon