This section deals with a number of common questions or topics related to Engineering matters.
- Snow Removal
- Curb Cuts
- Traffic & Street Lights
- Town Trees
The Town of Bridgewater maintains more than 70 kilometres of streets and more than 30 kilometres of sidewalks each winter season. To help residents, businesses, and visitors understand priorities during snowfall or ice events, the Town has developed a detailed document that explains "What to Expect After the Storm" -- including information on expected timetables and snow-clearing policies, as well as regulations that are designed to help make snow-clearing easier and safer for our Public Works crews.We invite you to click here to review the document.
The Town of Bridgewater’s Public Works Department can offer the service of curb cuts for a fee (estimated by the Engineering Department).
Once the estimate has been completed the owner of the property must come and fill out a standard form of agreement, which allows the work to take place. For more information on curb cuts or to request an estimate please contact the Engineering Department.
Click here to download the pdf Standard Form Agreement for Curb Cuts (15 KB) .
TRAFFIC & STREET LIGHTS
In the Town of Bridgewater, there are 10 intersections that currently have traffic signals. There are two primary types of traffic signal control used throughout Bridgewater – Pre-timed Signal (fixed) operation and Actuated Signal operation.
Currently, all the street lights within the street right of way in the Town of Bridgewater are owned and maintained by Nova Scotia Power and are rented by the Town. If you notice a street light burnt out in your neighborhood please notify Nova Scotia Power directly by the following link: http://www.nspower.ca/en/home/residential/services/streetlightrepairs.aspx
TOWN TREE INFORMATION
The Town of Bridgewater is responsible for all trees within the street right of way and no healthy trees shall be removed within the right of way unless they are causing a safety hazard or damage to private property.
If there is a dead or unhealthy tree located in front of a property which requires review for removal, please contact Justin Penny at 902-541-4370.