Highway Use Permit - Utilities

Utility companies must apply for a highway use permit to construct, install, relocate, replace, repair and maintain utilities on provincial highway rights-of-way or on highway bridges and structures.

The highway works permit allows utility companies to trench, bore, and jack, and to install or construct:

  • Pipelines
  • Water and sewer lines
  • Overhead or underground power and communication lines
  • Wireless communications
  • Installations on or near structures

The highway works permit allows utility companies to install, operate, and maintain:

  • Pipelines
  • Water and sewer lines
  • Overhead or underground power and communication lines
  • Wireless communications

Highway use permits for utilities are issued under four authorizations:

  • Major utility project permit
  • Site permit
  • Blanket permit
  • Master use agreement (wireless communications)

Apply

Learn more about the highway use permit application process for works.