Engineering and Environmental Services is responsible for the upkeep of all city streets. This includes:
- Road maintenance
- Street and downtown sidewalk sweeping
- Pothole repair and asphalt patching
- Street signage
- Sidewalk/curb repair
- Street flooding prevention
- Stormwater management
- Construction activities
The department is also responsible for approving road closures and detours, traffic marking, and snow removal.
Road Closures and Detours
All closures and detours must conform to the policies, standards, and procedures set out by the City of Moncton and comply with By-law T-310 Regulation of Traffic, Parking and Use of Streets.
A Street Closure Permit application must be submitted for all road closures and detours. To ensure proper review, all requests must be submitted 72 hours prior to date of closure. For more information or to obtain a permit, please contact the City of Moncton’s Engineering and Environmental Services department by phone at 506-853-3525 or by e-mail.
For up-to-date information on closures or detours, visit our Capital Works section.
Traffic Pavement Markings
The City of Moncton paints 500 km of lane markings twice a year using environmentally-friendly water-based paint.
The City of Moncton follows the Transportation Association of Canada’s (TAC) standards and guidelines to determine appropriate types of markings and their placement.
The Public Works department within Engineering and Environmental Services is responsible for maintaining approximately 850 km of roads and more than 440 km of sidewalks. The department strives to maintain the highest level of service in the most timely and cost effective manner.
More specific information on how we remove snow can be found in the City’s Snow Plan.
The City of Moncton’s council-approved Sidewalk Snow Clearing Plan is designed to respond to a typical snowfall of 15 to 20 centimetres and includes two categories of service levels, namely:
Priority 1: Both sides of arterials (ex: Mountain Road), one side of collectors (ex. Evergreen), one side of the downtown core streets (with the exception of Main St. and St. George St. which are cleared on both sides) and sidewalks adjacent to schools and hospitals and some bus routes.
Priority 2: Remaining downtown sidewalks on the Sidewalk Snow Plow Plan, the other side of some collectors, bus routes and other sidewalks on busy streets
Priority 3: Remainder of sidewalks on the Sidewalk Snow Plow Plan, mostly residential areas.
For information on snow operations in your area or to register a concern, please contact our 24/7 dispatch centre at 506-859-2643.
The City uses a more environmentally-sensitive street salting system known as pre-wetting. Road salt is pre-wetted before it is applied to the road helping it react faster to melting snow and ice and reduces the overall amount of salt being used on streets by 15 per cent.
The City of Moncton uses an anti-icing solution where a salty water mixture is sprayed onto streets before an oncoming storm. This prevents ice and snow from sticking to the pavement. It not only uses less salt, but it saves fuel, as salt-trucks and snowplows do no need to circulate as often after a storm.
Winter Overnight Parking Restrictions
City of Moncton By-law T-310 states it is not permitted to park a vehicle on any Moncton street from December 1 to April 15, between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. This allows for efficient and safe snow removal and ice control operations. Non-compliant vehicle owners are subject to a fine and vehicles could be towed at their owners’ expense.
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