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General Information

The purpose of the Public Works Department is to provide quality public works-related services to rate payers in an efficient and effective manner.

The Township of Lake of Bays Public Works Department is responsible for approximately 219 kms of Township roads and the maintenance of approximately 72 kms of District of Muskoka Roads.

Road Management
Construction Bridges & Culverts
Maintenance Permits & Applications
Street Lights
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Notice: Reduced Weight Restrictions - 5 Tonnes Per Axle 

The Township of Lake of Bays will have reduced load limits of 5 tonnes per axle (maximum) effective Friday, March 3, 2017 (or upon placement of signs) and shall remain in effect until Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (or upon removal of signs). 

Please contact the Public Works Department at (705) 635-2851 for more information. 

To view the Public Works - Roads Information Brochure click here



Rehabilitation construction of the Dorset Bridge, located on Muskoka Road 39, Dorset, 1km north of Muskoka Road 117 is scheduled to commence on April 1, 2017 with a tentative completion date of the week of June 30, 2017. 

Detour: Harvey Avenue to Highway 35 (View Map


Progress updates and additional information will be available throughout the project on the District Municipality of Muskoka website



Q: Who looks after Highway #60 and Highway #35?
A: Visit Ministry of Transportation or call (705) 789-2391 OR 1-800-255-7814

Q: Who looks after District Road #117?
A: Visit District of Muskoka or call 1-800-281-3483

Q: Who do you call for after hours road related winter emergencies?
A: Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122

Q: How do I file a Complaint or an Inquiry?
A: Please call (705) 635-2851.

Q: My road is a seasonally-maintained Township road - how can I get it year round maintained?

A: Please view the Request for Year Round Maintenance Policy PW-2.2


For more information on roads operations contact the Supervisor of Public Works at (705)-635-2851.


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