Roads

Prince Edward County's Roads Department oversees upkeep and maintenance of nearly 1,100 kilometres of roads. With the exception of private lanes, Highway 62 and part of Loyalist Parkway (Highway 33), which are maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, the municipality maintains all roads in Prince Edward County, year-round. Roads are patrolled around the clock to identify and fix temporary road hazards such as downed trees, branches, snow, snow drifts, icy conditions, and more.

The Prince Edward County Roads Department oversees the following services:

Winter Control and Snow Removal
Road Construction and Closures
Street Lights and Traffic Lights
Road Signage
Specialized Transit
Road Permits (Occupancy, Large Load, Right-of-Way, etc.)

Winter Control and Snow Removal

The County of Prince Edward is responsible for winter road maintenance including plowing, sanding / salting roadways, sidewalks and crosswalks as well as outdoor areas in and around municipal facilities. We do our best to clear the snow and ice as quickly as possible. Many factors, including temperatures and weather forecasts, determine how and when plowing, sanding, and salting takes place.

To ensure roads are cleared as efficiently as possible, an overnight parking ban is in effect on all Prince Edward County roads from December 1 – March 31, from 2am – 6am, every year.

For more information on winter control, please contact the Roads Department at 613.476.6505 or email operations@pecounty.on.ca.

Road Construction and Closures

From time to time, planned or emergency construction may result in partial or complete closures of County roads. In extreme and prolonged winter weather conditions, roads may also be closed for public safety.

To view the latest postings about road construction, closures, and any other service disruptions, visit our Construction, Closures, and Service Disruptions page.

Street Lights and Traffic Lights

To report a burnt out street light or an issue with a traffic light, contact our Customer Service Desk.  

Road Signage

Fingerboard signs provide directional guidance to drivers. If you are interested in putting up a fingerboard sign to direct drivers to your business, please review the guidelines and criteria in the Fingerboard Sign Policy, then complete and submit a Fingerboard Sign Application.

For more information, contact the Roads Department at 613.476.6505.

Specialized Transit

Specialized transit service is available for individuals requiring accessible public transit in Prince Edward County. For more information, view eligibility criteria for accessible transit.   This service, contracted through Quinte Access, provides door to door transit services to locations within Prince Edward County and beyond, four days per week (Tuesday through Friday).

Interested applicants must first complete an Accessible Transit Application. The form can be completed and submitted by email to operations@pecounty.on.ca, or printed and returned to: 115 Lake Street, Picton.

Once you have received confirmation that you have successfully registered, you can begin scheduling trips. Trips must be scheduled at least one day in advance. Priority will be given to riders with physical disabilities and medical appointments take precedence over social trips. To schedule a trip, call 1.855.283.9640.

For more information on specialized transit in Prince Edward County, contact 613.476.6505 or email transit@pecounty.on.ca

Alternative providers of transportation can be found by contacting Volunteer and Information Quinte at 613.969.8862 or by visiting Volunteer and Information Quinte.  Additionally, the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association provides escorted travel services to seniors throughout The County. Please visit the Community Care for Seniors website for more information.

The County of Prince Edward would like to thank the Prince Edward District Women's Institute for their ongoing financial support of the specialized transit service.

Road Permits

When working on municipal property (including roads, sidewalks and ditches), a permit is generally required. The following types of permits are available at a cost outlined in the Prince Edward County Fees Schedule.