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Roads Standards

MINIMUM MAINTENANCE STANDARDS FOR MUNICIPAL HIGHWAYS

For the purposes of this Regulation, every highway or part of a highway under the jurisdiction of a municipality in Ontario is classified in the Table to this section as a Class 1 , Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5 or Class 6 highway, based on the speed limit applicable to it and the average annual daily traffic on it.

 

Classification of Highways

Average Annual Daily Traffic
(number of motor vehicles)
Posted or Statutory Speed Limit (kilometres per hour)
100 90 80 70 60 50 40
15,000 or more 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
12,000 - 14,999 1 1 1 2 2 3 3
10,000 - 11,999 1 1 2 2 3 3 3
8,000 - 9,999 1 1 2 3 3 3 3
6,000 - 7,999 1 2 2 3 3 3 3
5,000 - 5,999 1 2 2 3 3 3 3
4,000 - 4,999 1 2 3 3 3 3 4
3,000 - 3,999 1 2 3 3 3 4 4
2,000 - 2,999 1 2 3 3 4 4 4
1,000 - 1,999 1 3 3 3 4 4 5
500 - 999 1 3 4 4 4 4 5
200 - 499 1 3 4 4 5 5 5
50 - 199 1 3 4 5 5 5 5
0 - 49 1 3 6 6 6 6 6

 

ROUTINE PATROLLING

  1. The minimum standard for the frequency of routine patrolling of highways is set out in the table below.
  2. Routine patrolling shall be earned out by driving on or by electronically monitoring the highway to check for conditions described in this Regulation.
  3. Routine patrolling is not required between sunset and sunrise.

Routine Patrolling Frequency

Class of Highway Patrolling Frequency
1 3 times every 7 days
2 2 times every 7 days
3 once every 7 days
4 once every 14 days
5 once every 30 days

 

SNOW ACCUMULATION

  1. The minimum standard for clearing snow accumulation is,
    1. While the snow continues to accumulate, to deploy resources to clear the snow as soon as practicable after becoming aware of the fact that the snow accumulation on a roadway is greater than the:’depth set out in the Table to. this section; and
    2. After the snow accumulation has ended and after becoming aware that the snow accumulation is greater than the depth set out in the Table to this section, to clear the snow accumulation in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) or subsection (2) and (4), as the case may be, within the time set out in the Table.
  2. The snow accumulation must be cleared to a depth less than or equal to the depth set out in the Table.
  3. The snow accumulation must be cleared from the roadway to within a distance of 0.6 metres inside the outer edges of the roadway.
  4. Despite subsection (3), for a Class 4 highway with two lanes or a Class 5 highway with two lanes, the snow accumulation on the roadway must be cleared to a width of a least 5 metres.
  5. This section,
    1. Does not apply to that portion of the roadway designated for parking; and
    2. Only applies to a municipality during the season when the municipality performs winter highway maintenance.
  6. ln this section, “snow accumulation” means the natural accumulation of new fallen snow or wind-blown snow that covers more than half a lane width of a roadway.

Snow Accumulation

Class of Highway Depth Time
1 2.5 cm 4 hours
2 5 cm 6 hours
3 8 cm 12 hours
4 8 cm 16 hours
5 10 cm 24 hours

  

ICY ROADWAYS

  1. The minimum standard for treating icy roadways is,
    1. To deploy resources to treat an. icy roadway as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the roadway is icy, and
    2. To treat the icy roadway within the time set out in the Table to this section after becoming aware that the roadway is icy.

Icy Roadways

Class of Highway Time
1 3 hours
2 4 hours
3 8 hours
4 12 hours
5 16 hours