The Bruce County Highways Department administers a road system composed of 'collector and arterial' roads, which distinguishes the County system from the local municipal road system. This system provides a consistent level of service between local urban, industrial, commercial and recreational centres. The Highways Department also coordinates Waste Management for the County.

The Department has approximately 650 km of road and approximately 148 bridges under its jurisdiction and is responsible for the following activities:

Roads and Bridges

  • Construction and general maintenance
  • Winter maintenance
  • Weed control, tree, brush and grass cutting
  • Shoulders, culverts, ditches, catch basins, drains
  • Regulatory and advisory signs
  • Traffic signals
  • Adopt-a-Highway Program


Household Hazardous and Special Waste Program and Mobile Collection


Contact us
Location:  Walkerton Administration Centre Tel:  519-881-2400


Bruce County is a lean organization that is focused on providing high quality services to the communities we share and tax payers we work for.

News - Highways

  • Thanks a Tonne! 5 Tonnes of Hazardous Household waste is properly disposed of with the help of the Tobermory Snowmobile Club.
  • Road Closure Announcement - Bruce Road 1 Bruce Road 1 Closure - Highway 9 to Kincardine-Kinloss Boundary - July 14 (7am) until early September for construction.

Important Links: 

Zonning and official plan

Land Use Planning
open and accessible - year round Getting Around
Landfill, waste, and program info Waste Management in Bruce County