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Welcome to Essa Township

Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Traffic calm​ing uses the combination of mainly physical measures that alter driver behavior to reduce the potential of negative effects of motor vehicle use, and improve conditions for alternate modes of transportation.  Traffic calming measures combined with engineering, educational and enforcement tools, can significantly improve the safety of neighbourhoods and related roads.

The policy can be used in some neighbourhoods to;

a)   Increase the Safety of Neighbourhoods

b)   Improve the Livability of Neighbourhoods

c)   Restore Streets to Their Intended Function

d)   Maintain Access Routes for Emergency Services, Public Transit & Maintenance Services

e)   Promote Public Participation & Community Support

On September 19th, 2018, the Township of Essa Traffic Calming Policy was adopted by Council.  If you feel you have a situation in your neighbourhood that could benefit from traffic calming methods, please carefully review the Traffic Calming Policy and if the situation warrants it, complete the Traffic Calming Request Form (download the document from our website) and submit it according to the instructions in the Form.

If you have any questions concerning the Traffic Calming Policy, please contact the ​Manager of Public Works @ 705-424-9770 ext. 135.

Backgrounder on Speed L​imits