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The Road and Fleet division of Finance and Infrastructure Services is responsible for day-to-day maintenance of Town roads including winter control operations, sidewalks, streetlights, signs, roadside environment, storm sewers, ditches, storm water management facilities, three operations centres and the Town's fleet.

With over 750 kilometers of roads in Caledon, our day-to-day operations are extensive and, depending on the season, include plowing, grading, sweeping and flushing, maintenance of storm sewers and catch basins, pavement markings and road signs, roadside mowing and overall road maintenance.

The Town has a large fleet for the operation and maintenance of the Town's assets. Increasingly, our fleet is moving towards a more environmentally sustainable footing.


  • The fleet consists of 85 vehicles ranging from small transportation vehicles to heavy-duty trucks, off-road motor graders, and 125 various small pieces of equipment.
  • The fleet emits approximately 1100 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year (not including small equipment or the Fire Department fleet).
  • The Kyoto Accord has a set target of reducing green house gas emissions to 6% below the 1990 rate by 2012. With the pending Fleet acquisitions in 2012 we will exceed this target.

Reducing Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions

The following are current and future initiatives to reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions from our Town's fleet:

  • Increased use of biodiesel blends.  Fleet is constantly researching other alternative fuels such as, ethanol gasoline blends, compressed natural gas and any other alternatives that may evolve as technology improves.
  • Replacement of 10 gasoline powered units and larger trucks with high efficiency diesels.
  • The investigation of electric hybrid technology for use in various areas.
  • Right sizing the fleet will continue in future purchases.
  • Efficient route planning.
  • Anti-idling policies are in place and will be expanded.
  • Drive smart education.

Roads and Fleet 

Half-load Season 

To protect Town roads during the spring thaw there is an annual half-load season from March 15 to May 15. During this period vehicles are restricted to a maximum of 5 tonnes per axle. The dates may be adjusted depending on weather.

When half-load season is over heavy truck travel is still restricted on Town roads except for "local deliveries," so long as drivers take the shortest available route. (Proof of delivery / bill of lading is required in that heavy truck completing delivery.)

Refer to the Town Traffic By-law at for more information.

Road Closure / Sharing of Road Permits

For Parades: You may apply for a Road Closure / Sharing of Road permit to close or share a road for a parade. Please refer to the Town's Fee's By-law for applicable full road closure and intermittent road closure fees. Applicants must arrange for off-duty police officers to provide traffic control for the event, and must seek approval from the Town of Caledon's Fire & Emergency Services Department. The applicant will be required to provide proof of liability insurance for $5,000,000.00 naming the Town of Caledon as an additional insured.

For Construction: You may apply for a road closure permit to close a road to traffic for utility installations or other reasons that require complete closure of a road. Please refer to the Town's Fee's By-law for applicable full road closure and intermittent road closure fees. All road closure permits require approval of the Town of Caledon Fire & Emergency Services before Public Works will issue the permit.

Guidelines (pdf) | Application (pdf)

Right of Way Occupancy Permits

By-law 91-86, states no person shall work on the Town's right-of-way (roadways, sidewalks, boulevards, etc.) without a permit. Please refer to the Town's Fee's By-law for the cost for a permit.  The applicant will be required to perform all work in accordance with the terms of the application (refer to by-law). 

Application (pdf)

Winter Maintenance

snowplowThe Town of Caledon provides winter operations, sanding and plowing on our roads.

Town and contracted equipment patrol, plow and spread de-icers on our roads based on the legal responsibility outlined in the Ministry of Transportation Minimum Maintenance Standards and Highway Traffic Act.

It takes staff approximately 8 hours after the end of a typical winter storm to complete the clearing of snow from the 1542 lane kilometers that make up our local roads.  Please note that during larger winter events the clearing of snow can take much longer. We ask that motorists and pedestrians exercise caution and take extra time to reach your destination.

Town by-laws dictate that parked vehicles cannot impede snow removal operations.

The Region of Peel provides winter maintenance for the arterial road system in Caledon. These arterial roads are designed and maintained to handle higher volumes and high speed traffic. The Region of Peel's winter maintenance service level is very high and it is recommended that during winter driving conditions, the Regional road system be used for any trips other than local destination trips. More information about our winter maintenance operations)

Storm Water Management

Storm water management ponds are an ecological treatment system to manage the quantity and sometimes the quality of the storm water runoff in developed communities. The potential for rapid water level fluctuations in the ponds, prohibit recreational use. For the health and safety of the public several activities are prohibited, including but not limited to: swimming or wading, skating, boating, and fishing. Safety/warning signs have been placed at each of our facilities.

Gravel Roads

The Town maintains 120.5 km of gravel road in 84 different road sections. Gravel roads are more economical to maintain as a hard surfaced road when the traffic volumes exceed 400 vehicles per day. Gravel roads will always play a role in Caledon's transportation network for low volume rural roads. The key to gravel roads is regular maintenance and Caledon's Public Work Department inspects its roads on a regular basis to determine maintenance needs and deploys resources as conditions dictate.

Rural Roadside Mowing

The Town of Caledon maintains over 600 km of rural roads. The Public Works Department endeavours to maintain the roadside in a reasonably kept state, as well as respecting the environment. The Town of Caledon is a pesticide free municipality and opts to mow the rural roadsides and intersections. The standard is a 6ft swath cut along the rural road edge twice per year--once in June and the second in July or August, depending on growth rates.


For more information, please contact Finance and Infrastructure Services at 905.584.2272 x. 4328 or send us an e-mail.

After Hours Emergencies: 1.800.563.7881

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