The Corporation of the Town of Oakville · Policy MS-CDV-002

Municipal Roads

Policy Number:
MS-CDV-002
Section:
Municipal Services
Sub-Section:
Engineering & Construction
Author:
Engineering & Construction Department
Authority:
Council
Effective Date:
2012 May 28
Review by Date:
2017
Replaces:
09-01-11
Last Modified:
2012 Jul 09

References and Related Documents

MS-CDV-002-001 Street Names for Public Roads Procedure
MS-CDV-002-002 Identification of School Crossing Guard Locations Procedure
MS-CDV-002-003 Road Corridor Noise Abatement Procedure for Town Roads
Ministry of Environment (MOE)
Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
Ontario Provincial Standards (OPSD) 

Policy Statement

The design, construction and operation of municipal roads within the Town of Oakville (the town) shall be in accordance with all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal guidelines, adhere to all required legislation and conform to the established procedures.

Purpose

The purpose of the Municipal Roads Policy is to ensure that municipal roads are designed, constructed and operated to a safe and sustainable standard for both vehicular and active transportation modes.

Scope

This policy applies to all public roads under the ownership of the Town of Oakville (including unassumed roads in new development) and where formal agreements are in place, Region of Halton roads.

Definitions

Active Transportation – for the purpose of this policy and related procedures is any form of human-powered transportation – walking, cycling, and using a wheelchair, in-line skating or skateboarding. There are many ways to engage in active transportation, whether it is walking to the bus stop, or cycling to school/work.

Municipal Roads or Municipal Right of Way – for the purpose of this policy and related procedures means land owned by the Corporation of the Town of Oakville as opened or unopened road allowances, or for the purpose of operating a public highway under the Municipal Act; and where agreements exist, also includes land owned by the Region of Halton as opened road allowances, or for the purpose of operating a public highway under the Municipal Act.