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Winter Maintenance

Winter Road Maintenance

Peel is responsible for clearing and maintaining 1655 lane kilometres of roads (Regional Roads).

The Region of Peel provides a high level of service for winter clearing of snow using a 24-hour immediate response to clear the snow. We follow the bare pavement standards which have been approved by our Regional Council.

The key is to use the right amount of the right material, in the right place and at the right time.

Salt trucks can start the anti-ice process on bridges and roadways at any time without warning.

When driving, always stay at least 30 metres behind a road maintenance vehicle.

Salt management plan

We've developed a Salt Management Plan for Peel which follows the Environment Canada's recommendations for reducing the use of salt on our roads.

We use the following techniques to keep our roads clear from snow and ice:

We're continuing to research and use techniques to reduce the amount of salt used and to make sure we maintain a safe bare pavement policy.

Peel and the area municipalities (Cities of Mississauga, Brampton, and Town of Caledon) are working together on road winter clearing activities to provide efficient, effective use of services for the citizens of Peel and the traveling public.

Visit Winter Road Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions for information on Peel Regional Road snow removal.

For residential streets and non Regional-roads, visit your local cities' website:


Salt Institute Excellence in Storage Award at Copper Yard

  • Design and operation of salt storage facilities.
  • Good housekeeping practices allow for the proper storage of sufficient winter materials.

OPWA 2012 I.T. Project of the Year
Project: AVL and GPS Tracking and Reporting Solution for the Roads Operation and Maintenance Fleet

Revised: Thursday January 07 2016


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