Public Roads and Highways
The Highway Functional Classification Study adopted in June
1992 provides a system for categorizing the provincial roadways according
to the function that the road provides. Different types of roads and
highways provide for access to subdivisions. Others may be affected
by traffic from subdivisions nearby.
Local roads provide access to properties fronting directly
on the road as well as to lands beyond, in accordance with
of the Land Title Act. Roads located within the common property
of a strata development are not public roads and service only lots in
Major and minor roads carry vehicles between major traffic-generating
areas or between such areas and the primary and secondary highways.
They are defined in the Ministry's Major Road or Street Network Plan.
Local access to individual properties from major and minor roads should
Primary and secondary highways allow high-speed movement
of inter-and intra-provincial traffic. These are often designated Controlled Access highways. They are expected to provide
high overall travel speeds with minimum interference to through movements.
Access to individual properties is minimized.