Table of Contents Turnarounds


In progressive subdivisions, it may be preferable to establish the additional right-of-way necessary for the creation of a cul-de-sac turnaround by means of a Statutory Right-of-Way in favour of the Province, pursuant to Section 218 of the Land Title Act.  This would allow those portions of the cul-de-sac rendered surplus by the further extension of the public road to be quit-claimed, avoiding a lengthy road closure process.  The turnaround would still have to be constructed for maintenance purposes.

Cul-de-sac turnarounds should be at least 15 metres in radius plus required right-of-way to include ditches.  In areas where snowfall is heavy, increase right-of-way accordingly.

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