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     Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Road Name Signing

Road Name Signing

The Ministry may install, on a cost recovery basis, Road Name guide signs in order to provide rural residents with an "address" to assist in being located by the traveling public.

A Road Name sign may be installed to identify an all weather municipal road if there are no other existing highway signs identifying the intersection, road or a destination accessible via the road. Requests for road name signing will originate from the Rural Municipality in which the road is located. The road name will not promote a particular business or commercial interest. The option of having the land location instead of the road name is also available.

Supplementary signing required off the highway is the responsibility of the rural municipality in which the road or portions of the road requiring additional signing is located.

Crime Watch

Rural municipalities with a permit will be allowed to install approved rural crime watch signs adjacent to provincial highways within their boundaries. The specific locations to be signed will be at the discretion of the rural municipality.

The fabrication, installation and maintenance of the signs are the responsibility of the permit holder. The signs will be allowed on private property or, up to one metre inside the highway right-of-way.

Subdivision

Subdivision

The department recognizes that many subdivisions may generate a significant amount of traffic. The department may install, on a cost recovery basis, Subdivision guide signs for subdivisions that are immediately adjacent to or whose access is directly to the highway. These signs assist in identifying the location or the access to such locations. Requests for subdivision signing will originate from the Rural or Urban Municipality in which the subdivision is located.

Subdivision guide signs will be installed on the highway that is adjacent to the eligible facility. One sign in each direction of travel at each direct access to the subdivision will be considered.

Fingerboards

Fingerboard

A finger board sign may be installed to direct motorists to an all-weather road forming a shortcut from a provincial highway to a destination on or adjacent to the next provincial highway.

A finger board sign may be erected in advance of an all-weather road to indicate the first community located on that road. Supplementary signing required off the highway is the responsibility of the rural municipality in which the road or portions of the road requiring additional signing is located and must be in place prior to the installation of the fingerboards.



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