Construction standards are compiled and published by Construction
and Maintenance Branch of the Highways Department. They are contained
in the Standard Specifications for Highway Construction
which is updated on an annual basis. Engineering Branch, among others,
contributes to the development of these standards. For easy reference
and distribution, these standards are available on the Construction
Maintenance Branch website
Section 90 of the
authorizes the Minister of Transportation to establish highway standards for
rural highways. This includes highways dedicated on a rural subdivision plan.
In addition, Section 506 of the
Local Government Act permits local
governments to establish minimum highway standards in their Subdivision Servicing
Where there are existing agreements between the Ministry of Transportation and other parties, those agreements shall prevail.