Road Identification Signage

Res #: 18-13A
Number: 18
Year: 2013
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No

WHEREAS the requirement for proper road identification has increased since the implementation of the 911 system; and

WHEREAS the related signage needs to be properly placed and visible along provincial highways for emergency services and the traveling public; and

WHEREAS having separate posts results in visibility issues and more obstacles placed in municipal ditches; and

WHEREAS it is the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure's current policy to have the
Township/Range Road signage placed on a separate post;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to review its signage policy to allow for placement of Township/Range Road Signs on existing posts that are in the highway right-of-way for 911 and other road identification purposes.

Response from Honourable Don McMorris, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure:

Some rural municipalities have requested permission to place RM road name and/or land location signs on top of Ministry Stop/Yield signs at provincial highway intersections for emergency and road identification purposes.

The Ministry's current policy has two options for sign placement. The first is within the highway right-of-way and installed by Ministry forces. The RM pays the cost of the sign and installation. The second option allows the RM to purchase and install the sign one metre inside the highway-right-of-way.

View updated response dated August 17, 2017 from the Ministry of Highways