Gravel Road Maintenance in Scugog
The Township of Scugog is responsible for the maintenance of 192 km of gravel roads. Full re-grading of our roads occurs twice a year, once in the late May/ early June when the frost comes out of the ground and then again in late October/ early November before the frost sets in.
The condition of gravel roads this time of year depends mostly on the weather. Unfortunately, this year’s mild temperatures and wet conditions in November and December, have caused problems on some of our roads. As a result, staff have been out completing minor surface repairs to minimize further disruption to the gravel surface. However, we need to be careful as too many touch ups on our roads will create further damage by depleting the gravel. Continued mild temperatures will cause more rutting on our roads as vehicles pass by. Staff can only provide further touch ups when the weather conditions allow.
As always, we ask residents for their patience this time of year as we schedule work based on the weather conditions.
On a positive note, the continued increased investments in the rehabilitation of Township roads, especially gravel roads, is showing good results. In 2022, the Township invested $1,000,000 on the resurfacing of 26 km of gravel roads. And in the past 5 years, a total of $4.2 million has been put towards resurfacing 115 km of gravel roads. This means that 60% of our gravel roads have been improved in the last 5 years.