Roads & Drainage


Private Roads

Private roads are not maintained by the Township. Private roads are maintained by citizens or Road Associations. Road Associations may apply for a Private Road Grant to assist with maintenance. To ensure emergency vehicle access, Private Roads should meet the Fire Protection Guidelines for Private Roads.

Township Roads

The Township of Rideau Lakes is responsible for the maintenance of 458.07 kilometres of roads within the Township. We operate out of two road garages, one located in South Elmsley and the other in Westport. The main administrative office is located in the Municipal Office at 1439 County Rd 8, in Chantry.

County Roads

Maintenance and snow plowing of County Roads is the responsibility of the Public Works Department of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

All inquiries regarding County Roads should be directed to:

Roads & Bridges, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Phone: 613-275-1610

Highway 15

Maintenance and snow plowing of Highway 15 in the Township of Rideau Lakes is the responsibility of C-Highway Maintenance Contracting.

All inquiries regarding Highway 15 should be directed to:

C-Highway Maintenance
Phone: 613-547-5591 | Toll Free: 1-866-685-2770

Roadside Mowing

Roadside mowing is contracted out by the Township. Each year bids are accepted by Council.


In order to establish an entranceway onto your property from a Township road, a permit must first be issued.
Please note that an entrance permit is not required for an entranceway off a private road.


The Roads Department is responsible for the maintenance of ditches and culverts. The Roads Department asks that if you see a culvert screen plugged, do not remove the screen. Please contact the Office to report it. It’s easier for Staff to clear the screen than it is to clear the culvert. If you remove the screen, the beavers get right in the culvert and plug the end of it. When the screen is removed it makes the beaver’s job easier and our job harder. Culverts are being checked regularly.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact Us

Dan Chant
Roads Coordinator/Drainage Superintendent
1-800-928-2250 Ext. 227


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1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0

613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250

Fax: 613-928-3097


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After-Hours Road Emergency


Portland Transfer Station

4427H Old Kingston Road, Portland
1-800-928-2250 ext. 285
Open: Wednesdays & Saturdays
8:00am to 4:00pm