After hours Emergency Line: 705-926-0205

The Selwyn Township Public Works Department is responsible for a wide variety of services including road maintenance, snow plowing, landfill site operations and curbside garbage pick-up. The Department is made up of 17 full-time employees. Together they maintain approximately 320 kilometers of roads.

Besides regular maintenance duties public works also completes large scale capital construction projects which includes road reconstructions in preparation for new surface treatment. Also, a large part of public works duties include winter maintenance to the entire Township road network. This is completed with 11 plows, 2 sidewalk plows and a variety of heavy equipment included in the public works fleet. 

Other roads that are found within the Township of Selwyn, but not maintained by the Township public works staff are:

  • County Road 1 - Lindsay Road
  • County Road 12 - Fife's Bay Road
  • County Road 14 - Yankee Line
  • County Road 16 - portion of Tara Road
  • County Road 18 - 8th Line
  • County Road 20 - Selwyn Road
  • County Road 22 - Curve Lake Road
  • County Road 23 - Buckhorn Road
  • County Road 24 - Centre Line
  • County Road 25 - Young's Point Road
  • County Road 29 - Lakefield Road

For more information regarding the County roads noted above, please visit the Peterborough County Roads web page. 

  • Highway 28

Highway 28 is managed by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) and maintained by Ministry hired contractors.

Weed (Noxious) Control

Weed Inspection is the responsibility of Peterborough County's Planning and Public Works, Operations Division. Peterborough County's Weed Inspector provides interpretation and administration of the Weed Control Act. They investigate reports of noxious weeds on a right of way within the County or on agricultural land.

Peterborough County is only responsible for spraying a noxious weed within the road allowance. Any noxious weed on private property is to be maintained by the property owner. 

To report sightings of noxious weeds, please notify the Peterborough County Public Works Department by filling out the County's Report an Issue form.

The use of pesticides is regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. If you have questions related to pesticide use, please contact them at 1-800-565-4923 or click pesticide use.

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