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

New! Community roundtables on Managing our Roads                                                         

Kawartha Lakes Council is pleased to introduce a new way of engaging with the community.

Starting late summer and continuing into September, the public will be invited to participate in community roundtables in each of the eight wards. A community roundtable is an opportunity for Kawartha Lakes residents to engage with their elected officials, municipal staff and each other about current topics of general interest.

All roundtables will be open to the public and will be approximately two hours long. Chaired by the Deputy Mayor, meetings will include a round of introductions, a topic overview, a discussion and a section addressing next steps. After each series of roundtables, the Deputy Mayor will create a report for Council including feedback from the public, ideas and recommendations. The topics will vary for each series of roundtables; 2019 will focus on managing our roads.

The new roundtables were announced at a Special Council meeting on March 19 that provided a full briefing on the state of our roads network which spans over 5,400 kilometres (3,300 miles).

“I’m very excited to have discussions with our residents about topics important to them,” said Doug Elmslie, Deputy Mayor. “There’s no shortage of smart ideas out there. These roundtables are an opportunity to gather intelligence from the community while sharing information about how we deliver municipal services. We want to hear opinions, concerns and feedback on how we’re doing and how together we can improve.”

Learn more and get involved with Roads 101 on Jump In, Kawartha Lakes

 Roads 101: Deputy Mayor's Round Tables presentation

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Contact your Councillor for more information.

Download Roads 101: Finance (Funding Roads)

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

Download Roads 101: Public Works (Maintaining and repairing Roads)

Watch the full Roads 101 presentation to Council:

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.

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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.

Learn more about parking in Kawartha Lakes.

Public Works Roads Depot Master Plan
 Notice of Completion - January 30, 2018

Notice of Completion -January 30, 2018

The City of Kawartha Lakes has recently completed a Master Plan: For the Network Design of Roads Depots for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The Master Plan identifies the preferred number, general location, and size of Roads and Fleet Maintenance Depots, within the City, to achieve productivity, legislative and service delivery objectives over the next twenty-five years. It was completed by following the planning process for a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

If there are no requests received within the required 30 calendar days, the City of Kawartha Lakes will proceed with the recommendations made within the Master Plan.

Interested persons should provide written comment, on the Master Plan, to the Director of Public Works, within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice.

Bryan Robinson, Director of Public Works
Telephone: 705-324-9411
Email Bryan Robinson

If concerns arise regarding this Master Plan, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the municipality, a person or party may request the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to order a change in the project status and require a higher level of assessment under an individual Environmental Assessment process (referred to as a Part II Order). Reasons must be provided for the request. Requests must be received by the Minister within 30 calendar days of this Notice.

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5

Please note that ALL personal information included in a Part II Order submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential.

Public Works Roads Depot Master Plan

Read the presentation of the Public Works Depot Master Plan

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