Winter Road Maintenance

New Plow Tracker Coming Soon!

Overnight On-Street Parking Restric​​tio​ns Effective December 1

On-street parking is not permitted 3–6am within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and on other City streets 12:01–7am, December 1 through March 31. This helps ensure crews can clear streets of snow and large emergency v​ehicles can get down the street.

Overnight Parking By-law Info

Although winter weather is often random and unpredictable, City snow removal efforts are not. The City is committed to providing a high level of snow removal service throughout the winter season. 

Using a combination of City staff and contractors, plowing, sanding and salting is performed with consideration to safety, environmental and budget concerns. Your cooperation in helping to keep streets clean and safe is appreciated.

Winter Maintenance Updates

Winter maintenance updates are posted during business hours, Monday to Friday.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Posted at 9:10am

Priority and secondary roads were salted on Saturday to handle all ice issues. No other winter maintenance activities took place over the weekend. Below is today's update:

  • Priority & Secondary Roads: Roads were salted early this morning; this was completed by 12:30am.
  • Residential Roads: Roads were salted early this morning; this was completed by 2:30am.

No other winter maintenance needed at this time. Crews will monitor conditions throughout the day. 

Levels of Service

The City has developed carefully planned levels of winter road service to combat the diverse weather conditions we see every winter. A combination of City-owned trucks and contracted units provide effective snow plowing services to Barrie roads through our Priority and Secondary route system (see Levels of Winter Road Service Map).

The Levels of Service system assigns priority to all major roads with the highest traffic in Barrie as either Priority or Secondary routes. To ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians, these major routes are serviced on a 24/7 basis when necessary. Residential routes (all residential streets in the city) are attended to regularly, but less often than Priority and Secondary routes.

With a system of service based around snow levels and maintenance times, we can ensure clear and safe roads are maintained efficiently.

The City's levels of winter maintenance service meet the Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.

City's Responsibilities

The City's winter maintenance responsibilities include 1,575 km of road, 619​ km of sidewalks, 25 parking lots, 72 crosswalks, 113 bus shelters, 708 bus stops, & downtown sidewalk intersections. Please note:

  • Pedestrian walkways are not maintained for winter operations.
  • Snow removal operations around super mailboxes are handled by Canada Post.
  • Winter maintenance on highways and off ramps—including the 400 series north of County Road 89 and 2-lane highways around Barrie (90, 26 & 27)—is overseen by the Ministry of Transportation.

Residents' Responsibilities

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Road Plowing

Sidewalk Plowing

Winter Maintenance Technology

​Overnight On-Street Parking Restric​​tio​ns

As per the Overnight Parking By-law, on-street parking is not permitted 3–6am within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and on other City streets 12:01–7am, December 1 through March 31. This ensures crews can completely clear streets of snow and that large emergency v​ehicles can get down the street.

Full information: Overnight Parking Restrictions