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Roads and Parking


We have 5,400 lane kilometres (3,300 miles) of roads and 170 kilometres (105 miles) of sidewalks throughout Kawartha Lakes. Read below to learn more about how Kawartha Lakes funds, builds, repairs and maintains its road network.

Road Construction, Restrictions and Closures on Municipal 511

Did You Know about Road Maintenance?

Watch Deputy Mayor Tracy Richardson in the short video below and learn how road maintenance operations work in Kawartha Lakes:

Roads 101: An introduction to our road networks 

In 2019, Council and staff toured across Kawartha Lakes to present our "Roads 101 Roundtables". The Roundtables were community presentations delivered as information sessions to an audience, held with a panel of experts to help provide clarity into a number of factors surrounding our roads. See below for the full presentation.

Watch the full Roads 101 presentation to Council:


Roads 101: An understanding of the expenses

Download Roads 101: Finance (Funding Roads)

Roads 101: An understanding of the construction

Download Roads 101: Engineering and Corporate Assets (Building Roads)

Roads 101: An understanding of the maintenance

Download Roads 101: Public Works (Maintain and Repair Roads)

Our crews are always making sure our roads are safe and well maintained. Often, their work includes being on the roads and exposed to traffic-related dangers. Passing traffic can present a serious hazard, which is why our crews always identify their work areas with signs, pylons and/or barriers. The most important thing you can do as a passing driver, cyclist or pedestrian is to pay attention to the signs. This includes stopping when needed, slowing down and safely going around the working crews. Thank you for putting safety first.


Complimentary two-hour on-street parking is available in the downtown core of Lindsay with additional parking in municipal lots for a maximum of four hours. In Lindsay, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly parking permits are available for parking in municipal lots for time periods longer than four hours. Permits can be purchased online or by visiting the Municipal Law Enforcement Office.

Unless otherwise posted, on-street parking is allowed for up to 12 hours.

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