Standards for Road Approaches
A preliminary inspection is required prior to the start of construction
- Sight distance must be 183 metres (600 ft.) when accessing roads with a posted speed limit of 80 km per hour and 305 metres (1,000 ft.) when accessing roads with a posted speed limit of 100 km per hour.
- Side slopes are to be at a ratio compatible to the existing roadway with a maximum of 3:1.
- Top of approach must be a minimum of 9.8 metres (32 ft.) in width.
- Surface of approach to match the surface of the adjoining roadway.
- Approaches must be located a minimum of 15.5 metres (50 ft.) from an intersection of two local roads, measured from the closest edge of the approach to the shoulder of the intersecting road.
- The use of organic material (top soil) is prohibited in the construction of a road approach.
- Approaches that have a downhill grade onto a municipal road will not be permitted.
- Used culverts are not permitted.
- Topsoil must be removed.
- The build out must consist of clay or pitrun.
- If a culvert is required, you will be notified on the application under additional conditions.
Before building an approach, an access and work agreement must be in place.