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Roads are a major priority in our Municipality. Well maintained, good quality roads are essential for our communities.

The majority of public roads in the Municipality are owned and maintained by the Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Public Works.

There's a single point of contact when you need to get in touch with the Department of Public Works. Any day, any time, 24/7. The Operation Contact Centre can be reached 1-844-696-7737 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Municipal Roads

The Municipality currently owns and maintains approximately 11 kilometres of public roads. These roads are public roads created by means of subdivision or transfer from private ownership after April 1, 1996. All are gravel-surfaced with the exception of Champlain Drive, Chemin Petite Evangeline, Nathan Cirillo, Harold Whynot Road, Craig Chandler Drive, White Avenue, Meldrum Avenue, Buena Vista Drive and Aspen Court. If you have maintenance or repairs concerns with these roads, please call (902) 543-8181.

Municipal Road List

Placement Road NameCommunity
1 Jippie Avenue Pine Grove
2 Billie Lane Pine Grove
3 Sara Lane Pine Grove
4 Nick Drive Pine Grove
5 Adam Ridge Lane Pine Grove
6 Jessie Lane Pine Grove
7 Sunset Crest Pine Grove
8 Whitley Drive Pine Grove
9 Jenny Drive Pine Grove
10 Damara Drive Pine Grove
11 White Avenue Pine Grove
12 Champlain Drive Pine Grove
13 Chemin Petite Evangeline Crt Pine Grove
14 Nathan Cirillo Drive Pine Grove
15 Harold Whynot Road Pine Grove
16 Craig Chandler Drive Pine Grove
17 Whisperwood Drive Hebbville
18 Homestead Estates Drive Italy Cross
19 Toma Drive Italy Cross
20 Summer Road Italy Cross
21 Schooner Drive Auburndale
22 Clipper Drive Auburndale
23 Meldrum Avenue Conquerall Bank
24 Concordia Drive Conquerall Bank
25 Buena Vista Drive Conquerall Bank
26 Aspen Court Conquerall Bank
27 Orchard Point Conquerall Bank
28 Soleil Crescent Conquerall Bank
29 Daybreak Crescent Conquerall Bank
30 Ocean Stone Drive Garden Lots
31 Driftwood Court Garden Lots


Typical winter maintenance for the public gravel roads includes snow plowing and sanding for ice control. The public asphalt roads are snow plowed and salted for ice control. Although we make every effort to clear the roads following a snow event, it make take up to 24 hours to complete snow clearing work on all of our public roads.

Typical summer maintenance on public gravel roads includes gravel and grading, dust suppressant application, drainage ditching, cross-culvert repairs and brush removal.

All work and traffic signage on these roads is controlled through the Municipal Director of Engineering and Public Works. This includes construction of driveway culverts.

Driveway culvert construction and maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner. However, all construction must be approved by the Municipality.

Please note: DO NOT complete this form if your road is not listed above (Municipal Road List).  You must contact Nova Scotia Department of Transporatation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR) for their road access approval.

Road Paving

There are two types of roads in the Municipality: Municipal roads and J Class roads (also called Service Exchange Roads).

In the fall of 2017, Council changed the Road Improvement Policy. The old road improvement policies required a petition from residents confirming that the residents were willing to pay for 50% of the cost of the improvement on either type of road. These policies did not permit Council to directly invest in paving of a Municipal road unless there was a successful petition.

The new policy permits Council to invest directly in paving, without a commitment from residents to pay half. The policy establishes criteria so that Council has an evidence-based approach for selecting road priorities. The new policy retains the petition process in case there are residents who do not wish to wait for their road to come up through the prioritization process. (e.g. White Avenue is being paved this year as a result of a petition).

Each year, the Municipality submits a prioritized list of roads to the province for cost-sharing of improvements. View our News Releases for details on which roads have been approved for investment. 

New Municipal Roads

New municipal public roads can be created either by the subdivision of land, or by the turning over of privately owned roads to the Municipality. In either case, new roads must be designed and constructed to the Municipal public road standard. Download the   pdf Municipal Public Road Design and Contruction Standard (1.54 MB) .

For more information on municipal public road maintenance, construction of driveway culverts on municipal public roads and construction of new municipal public roads, please contact the Municipal Engineer at (902) 541-1331. For information on subdivision development, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (902) 541-1334.

Private Roads

Private roads are maintained by landowners. The landowners may incorporate a non-profit society to decide on the level of road maintenance/improvement and to collect fees. Learn more about private roads.