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Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for the following aspects of Municipal Roadways; winter road maintenance (see our section on Winter Maintenance), snow removal (see our section on Snow Removal), grading, dust control, potholes, brushing, street sweeping, road and ditch drainage etc.

The Public Works Department also maintains the Municipality's storm water sewer system which includes ditching and the spring thawing of culverts. Traffic signs and street lighting (see our section on Street Lights) are also the responsibility of the Public Works Department.

Roadway Classification

All minimum maintenance standards including the level of service to be provided are based on the classification of a particular roadway as dictated by the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways contained within the Municipal Act. To view these standards see Minimum Maintenance Standards.

Classification of roadways is determined by speed limits and traffic volumes. All roadways within the Municipality of Sioux Lookout are classified as either Class 4, 5 or 6 roadways, with Class 4 having the highest priority. Although the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways stipulates response times and other parameters for maintenance to Municipal roadways, the Public Works Department diligently tries to provide a level of service that exceeds the specified parameters to provide the best service possible within the Municipality.

Hours of Operation

Summer Regular Hours - 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed at noon)
Winter Regular Hours - 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed at noon)
Winter Night Shift - 12:00 a.m to 8:00 AM


Regular Office Hours and after hours Emergency: 737-1234

Andrew Jewell, Public Works Manager:  737-1234 Ext. 6601

Vacant, Public Works Assistant Manager:  737-1234 Ext. 6602

Dianna Lorteau, Public Works Administrative Assistant: 737-1234 Ext. 6600


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