The City of Port Colborne's road network consists of city, regional and provincially owned roadways totaling 291.12 km in length.

City owned roads account for 242.59 km of the total network, which include:

Firelanes

Firelanes are located along the City's waterfront and consist of private and publicly owned roadways. Firelanes owned and maintained by the city include:

  • Firelane 4 (Beverly Road)
  • Firelane 7 (Ash Street)
  • Firelane 8 (Ashland Avenue)
  • Firelane 9 (Elm Street)
  • Firelane 22 (Maple Grove Road)
  • Firelane 23 (Woodland Road)

Local roadways

Local roadways mainly provide access to properties and are low traffic with low traffic speed.

Collector roadways

Collector Roadways collect traffic from local roads and provide access to arterial roads and are low to medium traffic with low traffic speed and;

Arterial roadways

Arterial roadways are for traffic movement with minimal access to properties and are medium to high traffic with medium traffic speed.

Regional roads

Regional owned roads account for 25.33 km of the total network and include the following:

  • Regional Road 3 (Main Street West)
  • Regional Road 3 (Main Street East)
  • Regional Road 5 (Killaly Street West)
  • Regional Road 84 (Miller Road)
  • Regional Road 98 (Wilhelm Road)
  • Regional Road 98 (Forkes Road)
  • Regional Road 3A (Welland Street)
  • Regional Road 3A (Mellanby Avenue)

Provincial roads

Provincial owned roads account for 23.19km of the network and include:

  • Highway 3
  • Highway 58
  • Highway 140

Road maintenance program

The City of Port Colborne's roads are inspected and rated on a yearly basis to provide updated pavement condition index information. Road sections are inspected using a pavement evaluation system developed by the Ministry of Transportation adopted to all levels of road management.

The information provided each year is used to create a list of roads for each appropriate maintenance repair.

City of Port Colborne staff ensure that the road maintenance lists align with other capital projects (watermain and sewer construction projects) to ensure efficiencies and avoidance of project overlap.

What are the types of road maintenance?

 Road resurfacing

  • Hot Mix Overlay: A new layer of asphalt is placed on top of the existing road
  • Hot Mix Mill & Overlay: A portion of the existing asphalt road is milled off and a new layer of asphalt is placed on the milled surface
  • Surface Treatment: Asphalt emulsion is sprayed on top of the existing road surface or other base material and is coated with a fine aggregate

 Asphalt patch repair

  •  Spot locations repairing pot holes or utility work in a small concentrated area with hot mix mill and overlay

 Asphalt crack sealing

  •  Hot Rubberized Crack Sealant is applied to minimal fractures and cracks to seal and extend the life of existing asphalt

 Dust control

  •  Stabilization solution is applied to surface treated roads to eliminate airborne dust

    How much money is spent on fixing our roads?

    The allocated budget for the 2020 Roads Resurfacing program: $1,143,650.00

    Construction Timeline:

    • May – July 2020