Roadways & Drainage

In addition to construction of new roadways and reconstruction of existing infrastructure, the department provides a wide range of roadway and storm drainage maintenance services, ranging from street sweeping to catch basin cleaning and roadway asphalt overlays. All engineering and construction activities in this area of operations are contracted to the private sector, as are many of the maintenance activities. The department maintains over 49 kilometres of roads and lanes as well as 22 kilometres of storm sewers and three storm water management ponds (dry ponds).

2015 Road and Underground Utility Improvements

Roadway and underground utility work has commended. Construction dates will vary. Please follow this link for maps and complete list of 2015 projects:

2015 Road and Underground Utility Improvements

2015 Michigan Street Extension Project was approved in the 2015 Capital Budget, as a way to encourage growth and development. This project is included in an approved off-site levy bylaw (i.e. cost of the project will be recovered through future development but the town is up fronting the cost). Michigan Street Extension is an integral part of the South Ravine residential development, that will have approximately 100 single and duplex-style lots developed in Phase I and roughly the same number of lots in future phases.

Roadways Policies

Street Sweeping Policy (4301)
Levels of service

Private Driveways Policy (4303)
Responsibility for construction and maintenance

New Roadway Construction Policy (4350)
Establishes responsibility and methods for construction and cost of construction for new roadways and lanes.

Lane Paving Policy (4351)
Procedure /petitions for lane paving

Winter Snow Removal

Learn more about the level of service provided and your responsibilities for snow removal from the Snow Removal Brochure.

Snow Angel Program

The Snow Angel Program is intended to assist people in need with clearing their side walks. Snow Angels encourages Devon residents to be good neighbours and help seniors and other neighbours in need with snow removal. Learn more about the program in the Snow Angel Program Brochure

Snow Removal and Sanding Routes

Daily Sanding and Plowing - In general, snow is plowed to the sides or middle of a roadway on a daily basis. Sanding and plowing routes generally follow the red and green areas, as shown on the below map. Other areas may be included such as areas that have steep grades or deep snow banks from blowing snow.

Snow Removal Cycles - Snow windrows that have built up on the sides or middle of a roadway after multiple snow falls and plowing cycles are removed once they start to impede on parking or driving lanes. When this happens large “SNOW REMOVAL THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD” signs are placed out in advance of snow removal operations, and residents are asked to move their vehicles off the street. Vehicles left on the street during snow removal operations are subject to fines and towing. The priorities for snow removal follow the same priorities shown on the map, with red being done, followed by green, then white as necessary. For map, follow this link: Roadway Sanding and Snow Removal Map


Roadway Sanding and Snow Clearing Policy (4305)
Levels of service and priorities

Public Sidewalks and Walkway Snow Policy (4306)
Responsibility for clearing public sidewalks and walkways


Have questions about the service provided? Contact us at 780-987-8327

Want to report a roadway problem? Contact us at 780-987-3342


The department maintains a 24-hour emergency response system for roadways and utilities (water, drainage, sanitary sewer, natural gas), call: 780-987-3342 and a service operator will respond to your call.

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