Table of Contents Frontage Roads

Frontage Roads

The Ministry prefers to use a service road system to access local businesses located on or fronting primary and secondary highways. If local road systems cannot be obtained, a frontage or backage road may be approved as an alternative. The frontage road is not an ideal solution, however, because of intersection problems and the high services-to-lot ratio.

A local road system is a firm requirement along primary highways in rural areas.

The normal right-of-way width for a frontage road is 15 metres.

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