Road and Bridge Maintenance

Bridge Posting Notice: Effective June 10, 2011, Jewel Bridge is posted for a reduced load limit of 5 tonnes - No Trucks.

Certain bridges within the Town of South Bruce Peninsula have weight restrictions.  By-Law 78-2011 lists these bridges and their weight limits. 

2013 Bridge and Culvert Inspections - The latest Bridge and Culvert Inspections were completed in late 2013.  The purpose of the inspection is to assess structure conditions and identify any additional studies, repairs or replacements that are required.


2013 Road Needs Study - The latest Road Needs Study was compiled in 2013 and presented to Council in 2014.  The report provides an inventory and condition appraisal of the Town's road network, prioritizing the replacement needs of the roads

2005 Road Needs Study


During spring thaw conditions, roads within the Town have weight restrictions and roads are posted for "half loads" only.  The Town reserves the right to place half load restrictions on any road at any time throughout the winter and spring months.  The Town asks residents and visitors to observe and obey the half-load signs when posted.  Town staff monitor each road during spring thaw conditions and remove the half load restrictions as soon as the road is stable and can accomodate the additional weight.  

As of April 19, 2017, all weight restrictions/load postings have been lifted.


Asset Management Plan - The Town's Asset Management Plan was compiled and presented to Council in 2014.  It will serve as a strategic, tactical, and financial document, ensuring the management of the municipal infrastructure follows sound asset management practices and principles, while optimizing available resources and establishing desired levels of service.