Authority for Road Closures
Road closures refer to the cancelling of
highway rights of way, or parts thereof, creating titled land. For highways under provincial jurisdiction, the Ministry
of Transportation and Infrastructure administers road closure permits pursuant to Section
60 of the Transportation Act. Often a subdivision plan or reference
plan of consolidation will result in a disposal of land.
If a subdivision proposal includes the closure of an existing highway right of way, that closure is made through a separate process. For information about road closure applications, ask your district development technician.