Highway Use Permit - Commercial Access
Local governments, developers and property owners must apply for a highway use permit to create or change commercial access off a provincial highway. Access must not interfere with the safety and the efficiency of the highway.
The following is considered when determining commercial access locations:
- The potential traffic impact of the proposed development
- The adjacent roadway classification
- Adjacent roadway traffic volumes
- Other site-specific conditions
Contact district staff early in the application process to arrange a terms of reference meeting where we’ll outline the level of detail required for the design and review process.
Planning & Designing Access to Developments
Municipalities, developers and consulting professionals must develop detailed plans that address traffic at access points when applying for a highway use permit for access. This may include:
- A traffic impact study
- A construction plan
- Determining traffic control methods, such as speed limit changes and turning lanes
- Installation of traffic control devices
- Traffic control in work zones and a plan to reduce potential hazards
- Traffic and parking considerations
Learn more about the highway use permit application process for access.