Roads / Public Works

How to Use Roundabouts 

A roundabout is a circular intersection where two or more roads meet. Traffic circulates through them counter-clockwise, to the right of a centre island. All entering vehicles must yield to traffic already in the roundabout. Make sure you understand how to drive through a roundabout. 

How to drive in roundabout 

How to walk in a roundabout 

How to cycle in a roundabout 

Understading roundabout signage 

Off-Road Vehicles

The Town has approved use of Off-Road Vehicles (ORV's or ATV's) on municipal roads for the Stoney Point and Lighthouse Cove areas during the ice-fishing season from December 1 to April 30 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.  The Roads are listed below and do not include County Roads.

Click here for list of roads in Stoney Point

Click here for list of roads in Lighthouse Cove

Snow Removal

Lakeshore has over 550 km of roads to clear during snow events and 12 pieces of equipment to complete the task. During snow events, priority is given to higher travelled roads. This means subdivision roads are plowed after the main roads are clear. Please be patient, we will get to your area as soon as we can. Lakeshore meets or exceeds the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.

Remove your vehicle from the road during a snow storm to give room to our plows. These are very large trucks and cannot get down some of our roads if cars are parked on the road. Also, do not leave garbage or recycle bins in the roadway.  During snow events our staff can start at 4 am, long before garbage trucks and staff cannot plow roads with these in the road allowance.

All County Roads are maintained by the County of Essex (i.e. County Road 25, 27, 31, 42, etc.)


  • Each vehicle is equipped with computerized controls for salt spreading
  • Salt storage capacity of 800 tonnes
  • 10 salt/plow routes
  • Avg. annual salt usage is 3,500 tonnes
  • A GPS system is installed on every truck to monitor for safety and environmental protection
  • We have continuous weather monitoring
  • We limit use of pre-treated salt
  • Staff can begin at 4 a.m. and run until 10 p.m. during heavy snow events. There is a maximum time allowed for staff to be on the roads before mandatory rest periods.

The Public Works staff is dedicated to providing a high level of customer service. Ongoing job development is provided to ensure that our equipment operators are fully qualified to perform their duties.

Services provided to Lakeshore residents and businesses:

  • Road Maintenance (gravel and paved)
  • Sidewalks
  • Catch basin and curb repairs
  • Sign Maintenance (street and traffic)
  • Roadside debris/litter pickup
  • Winter Control
  • Weed Control
  • Provide assistance to various departments


Manager: Albert Dionne
Phone:  519-728-1975
Ext 291

Public Works Facilities

Lakeshore West (Maidstone) Garage
1089 Puce Rd.

Lakeshore East (Rochester) Garage
2065 County Rd. 31

The County of Essex is responsible to maintain all County Roads in the Town of Lakeshore.  Issues regarding these roads should be directed to the County of Essex at   519-326-8691

 The County roads include:

•     County Road 39  (Old Tecumseh Road)
•     County Road 8
•     County Road 19  (Manning Rd.)
•     County Road 21  (Elmstead Rd. / W. Pike Creek)
•     County Road 22
•     County Road 23  (Naylor Sideroad)
•     County Road 25  (Puce Rd.)
•     County Road 27  (Belle River Rd.)
•     County Road 31  (French Line)
•     County Road 34  (Talbot Rd.)
•     County Road 35  (Comber Sideroad)
•     County Road 37  (Gracey Sideroad)
•     County Road 2    (Lighthouse Rd., Tisdelle, Lakeside Dr.)
•     County Road 42
•     County Road 46


                                         PRE-POUR DRIVEWAY INSPECTION
Prior to scheduling a contractor to hard surface your driveway, you require an inspection from the Public Works Department.  Regardless of whether your services are in the driveway or not, they need to be inspected to ensure they are in proper working order.  For ease of reference, the Town has prepared the following to assist you in ensuring your pre-pour inspection is to code and will pass:
Date edited: 06/21/2019