for Controlled Access Highway
Section 48 of the Transportation
Act designates some highways as “Controlled Access Highways”.
These highways may be located anywhere in the
Province. The Ministry of Transportation has zoning, access and subdivision
regulatory roles over the land adjacent to these highways.
The Minister of Transportation regulates subdivisions adjacent to controlled
access highways to minimize the impact of development on safety and traffic flow on these highways. This requirement
applies whether the lots proposed abut the controlled
access highway or only the remainder is adjacent to the highway. The
Ministry of Transportation requires all access to be via a local street or frontage road if at all possible.