Standard Rural Addressing System

Res #: 8-08A
Number: 8
Year: 2008
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No

Resolution No. 8 – 08A
Standard Rural Addressing System

WHEREAS the rural municipalities of Saskatchewan are establishing the implementation of a Standard Rural Addressing System using Township/Range road signs;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation to allow RM’s to attach Township/Range road signs to existing highway right-of-way posts on provincial highways that pass through a municipality; and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that SARM promote the implementation of the Rural Addressing System province wide.

Response from Honourable D. Wayne Elhard, Minister, Highways and Infrastructure

The Ministry encourages SARM to implement the Rural Addressing System to assist in providing a consistent messaging system on Road Name signs.

The Ministry allows rural municpalities to install Road Name signs (naming the road or including a township/range road name) at the edge of the highway right-of-way.  The municipality is responsible to supply the sign, post and hardware.  Road Name signs are normally installed in advance of the highway/municipal road intersection to provide the motorist with advance notice of the upcoming intersection.

In the interest of national consistency, Saskatchewan follows the Transportation Association of Canada's Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada, which states, "Signs should be installed on separate posts except where the signs supplement each other…"  As an example, Stop or Yield signs and Road Name sign do not supplement each other.