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The Public Works Department is responsible for all Township roads, including construction projects and ongoing maintenance work. 

This department maintains the 85 kilometres of paved roads, 424 kilometres of gravel roads, 64 culverts and 74 bridges within the Township’s boundaries. 

Maintenance of roadways is an ongoing program which includes such activities as grading, snow removal, salting & sanding, gravel resurfacing, dust layering, ditching, tree removal, grass cutting, sign and culvert installations, and debris pick up. 

The Department’s goal is to keep the Township’s roadways in good repair to ensure the safety of our residents and the travelling public.

The Public Works Department operates two patrol yards in the Township, located in Embro and Kintore.  Click here to view a map of Patrol Service Areas.

In 2008, Council made a resolution adopting a Design Manual for the Township of Zorra dated 2000, which was prepared by Spriet Associates.  Review the Design Manual.

A Roads Condition Study was completed in 2016 and submitted to Council for information in early 2017.  View the report here.

At a regular meeting on March 6, 2012, the Council of the Township of Zorra passed the following resolution: 

“THAT Council adopt the Township of Zorra Work and Road Use Permit as attached to Memorandum 2012-048 from the Director of Public Works.”

The fee for a Work and Road Use Permit is $100.00.  The form and conditions are available here.

A reminder for residents that the Township of Zorra Council enacted By-law 21-01, to authorize the following: 

“Following the removal of any trees by municipal or contracted workers, adjacent landowners shall have the option to determine if a replacement tree is required. Should the property owner request a replacement tree, the Township shall deliver a tree (species of tree set out in Schedule “A” of the by-law) for the owner to plant and maintain.”  

Click below to review the By-law and Tree Planting Request Form.

By-law 21-01 (consolidated)
Tree Planting Request form

Director of Public Works

Aden Corcoran
274620 27th Line
Ingersoll, Ontario
Phone:  519-485-2490 Ext 227
Fax:  519-485-2520 

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Foreman - Embro Works Yard
Steve Oliver
Commissioner Street (at 35th Line)
Embro, Ontario
Phone:  519-475-4088
Fax:  519-485-2520 

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Foreman - Kintore Works Yard
Derek Collins
783036 Road 78 (east of Hwy 19)
Kintore, Ontario
Phone:  519-283-6335
Fax:  519-485-2520 

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