Phelps Township Nipissing Temiskaming  District Ontaario P0H2A0


Local Roads Board - Phelps Township
Redbridge, Ontario

The local roads board meets annually or as often as it considers necessary, inspect the local roads in the local roads area. The board may, within the limit of the money available to pay for such work and subject to the approval of the Minister, determine the work to be performed on local roads in the local roads area and enter into contracts for the performance of such work. Annual budgets are set and determine the amount of road work completed.

Each of the board members are elected in public meetings held annually. Monies from taxes and government determine the amount allowable for road work that is done over the budget year.

Local Roads Board Act Local Roads Boards Act

Roads Maintained: North Side Highway 63 - Traveling East
Evergreen Road - North River Road - Church Road - Pioneer Road - Cedar Drive - Rowley Road
- Knox Road Spruce Drive - Folkstone Road

South Side of Highway 63 - Travelling East
- Songis road - Sale Road - Tyes Road - Kawijas Road - Kelly's Road - Gibson Mill Road - Ypya Road
- Whitehouse Road - Glenvale Road - Mountainview Drive - Allen's Road - Maple Drive
- Pine Road - Old Mill Road

Spring/Summer Maintenance
Grading, Ditching, Gravel, Brushing, Beaver Dams, Culvert Replacement, Dust Control

Plowing - Sanding - Steam Culverts

NOTICE: By-Law Section 180 Highway Traffic Act If the MTO/LRB is required to bring out equipment to clean up from property owner plowing across the road, the property owner will be billed directly for the work.

NOTICE: Residences of Phelps Township be advised that RR 1 numbers are no longer valid for mailing purposes. Notify Deb Ouelette at 705.663.1350 or the MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) directly at 1-866-296-6722, if you require address changes.


Annually, the Phelps Local Roads Board along with the Ministry of Transportation develops a Work Program and annual Budget for Roads Maintenance. The process begins with a Roads Tour in early spring to identify issues and areas that require attention. Cost estimates are then developed for the potential work items, along with prioritization based on need and previous years’ maintenance work. Working with MTO, our annual Phelps Local Roads Board Budget is finalized for the fiscal year to inform our final Work Program (i.e. what we can afford to do); which culminates in an approved Work Program for the Phelps Local Roads Board for the fiscal year.

The contracts for this 2021 Work Program will be tendered as per government requirements, and we expect work will begin late summer for most of the gravel and ditching efforts. Full grading and the application of calcium will begin in early June to help contain the dust before the summer season.

As well, we have requested traffic counters on the 3 main township roads – Mountainview, North River and Songis Roads for early July, to help inform any future funding opportunities that may arise. (Note that a traffic counter on Songis Road for a one week period last August (during the pandemic and not on a long weekend) found traffic to be much higher than anticipated.)

Most of the feedback regarding road conditions from residents this year has been positive – in part thanks to our milder than normal winter conditions. We thank everyone for their patience.

If you have any questions, please contact the Phelps Local Roads Board.
Stay Safe!

Raymond Ouellette, Chairperson
Sandy Mannering, Trustee
Larry Douglas, Trustee


Songis Road
“Children at Play” signs before and after Daycare - completed
Replace entrance pipe at Trailer Park - completed
• Gravel to outside corner of S curve to improve grade on curve
• Gravel from Tyes Road to entrance on right at top of hill
Remove leaning balsam and poplar trees to prevent fallen trees on road - completed

Sale Road
• Dig out frost heaved section and replace with gravel – completed
• Replace “Sale Road” sign at Songis – completed

Kelly Road
• Gravel to far side of Kelly’s
Replace “Kelly Road” sign at Songis - completed

Rowley Road
• Gravel to end of road
Ditch left side at mudslide - completed

Cedar Road
• Gravel to end of road

Pioneer Road
• Gravel from Knox’s Road to knoll
• Gravel to Spruce Road
Replace culvert pipe at Spruce Road - completed

Spruce Road
• Gravel from before Bradley Creek to bush trail

Mountainview Road
• Gravel from Maple Road to end, where needed

Maple Road
• Gravel from first Turn circle to end

** Most of the 2021 Road work has been completed as indicated above.

*** Please note: the gravel tender came back 3 times higher than expected. This was in part of large firms applying. Another tender is now in place hoping to attract more local contractors to bid. As we are now in September, not all the gravel maintenance may be completed this year

Phelps Local Roads Board,
c/o 90 Tyes Road,
Redbridge, ON,
P0H 2A0

Local Roads Board

Chairperson: Justin Foreman
Trustee: Tyler Moulder
Trustee:Larry Douglas
Sec/Treas: Deb Ouellette

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