Road Network in Renfrew

The Town of Renfrew is responsible for the maintenance of municipal roads and sidewalks. Any issues reported by the public are tracked and then repaired on a priority basis. The Town of Renfrew builds and maintains extensive road, sidewalk and other transportation network infrastructure so that traffic, pedestrians, motorists and cyclists can move safely and efficiently around the community. The total road kilometers for the Town of Renfrew is 68.2 or 136.4 total lane kilometers. Town staff help ensure a safe and reliable road network by:

  • Maintaining roads, sidewalks, curbs and gutters;
  • Sweeping streets;
  • Providing snow and ice removal; and
  • Maintaining and installing traffic and pedestrian signals, signs and line markings

Road & Sidewalk Maintenance

Road Improvements

The Town’s roads are regularly assessed for surface distress and structural integrity. Once assessments have been done, the results are reviewed and priorities are set based on the following:

  • The remaining useful life of a pavement section;
  • The best methods for maintaining or rehabilitating road sections;
  • Anticipated costs and budget amounts;
  • Cost-effective approaches which may include accessing other available funding; and
  • The integration of a project with other existing - or future - work.

It's important to note that while one road may appear to be in worse shape than another, there are many factors that need to be considered before the Town decides which roads receive work. 

Street Sweeping

Each year, the Town removes dirt and debris left on roads from fall and winter through a spring cleanup program. This cleanup typically takes place in May, once snow and ice has melted off for the season. Periodic street sweeping continues over the summer/early fall months.

Patching and Asphalt Repair

Throughout the year, Public Work Staff complete patching on town roads to address potholes, washouts, and other minor road damage that may have occurred. Streets are regularly patrolled, but potholes can appear quickly and without warning. Please contact the Development & Work’s Department at 613-432-8166 x 300 or should you notice a pothole or washout that needs immediate attention.

Winter Road Maintenance

Please see the Winter Road Maintenance page for more information.