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Road cut permit

Background

The City of Ottawa has over 12,200 lane-kilometres of road (2017 State of the Assets Report – City of Ottawa). These roads are vital to the economic health of the city and to residents, businesses and visitors.

Cuts into roads, sidewalks and pathways as part of development construction, or by the City or utility companies maintaining water, sewer, gas, hydro and telecommunications infrastructure have a serious impact on the City’s transportation network, in some instances quickening the need for replacement. For example, cuts in roads, sidewalks and pathways increase the potential for water to enter and damage infrastructure. It is important the City manage when, where and how such works are occurring as part of its comprehensive asset management, and that repairs following this work are done to City standards.

When work occurs within the right-of-way (ROW), it has an impact on mobility within communities and around the city, including disruption to morning and afternoon commutes as well as access to local businesses and residences. It is vital that the City coordinate work within the right-of-way to minimize these impacts.

The City’s Road Activity By-law is one of the tools that the City uses to:

  1. Regulate work within the right-of-way to control and minimize disruptions to traffic
  2. Provide rules for how the City’s roads, sidewalks, pathways and boulevards must be restored following this work
  3. Ensure people doing the work are insured and bonded

Under the Road Activity By-law, anyone needing to excavate the right-of-way must obtain a road cut permit. The by-law also requires that before any work within the right-of-way occurs, surrounding residents and businesses are notified.

A number of changes to the Road Activity By-law come into effect on July 1, 2019. Details on these changes can be found below.

Changes to the Road Activity By-law starting July 1, 2019

On April 10, 2019 City Council approved changes to the Road Activity By-law that will come into effect on July 1, 2019. The table below outlines new requirements for Road Cut Permit holders, Developers, Building Permit holders and persons undertaking Road Activity.

Pavement Degradation Fees

Expanded Requirement

  • Expanded to apply where cuts are made in the roadway pavement of all roads.
  • Where Pavement Degradation Fees apply, charge based on the greater of an area of five (5) square metres or the total size of all cuts in the roadway.

What This Means

  • For any application for a Road Cut Permit received on or after July 1, 2019, Pavement Degradation Fees (PDF) must be paid at the time of application when a cut is made in the roadway pavement.
  • Applicants must identify on the application all cuts to be made in the roadway pavement, and the estimated size of all cuts.
  • The amount of PDF payable will be based on the greater of five square metres or the total area of all the cuts.
  • The PDF rate is based on the age of the pavement. The rates for 2019 are:
Pavement Age (years) 2019 Pavement Degradation Fee Rates (per metre squared)
2 years or < $37.00
>2 to 4 $30.85
>4 to 7 $24.80
>7 to 10 $15.50
10 or more $6.15

Restrictions on Cuts into New Pavement (Roads that have been constructed, reconstructed or resurfaced in last three (3) years)

Expanded Requirement

  • Expanded to apply on all roads that have been constructed, reconstructed or resurfaced in the last three (3) years.

What This Means

  • Currently, if an arterial road has been constructed, reconstructed or resurfaced by the City in the last three (3) years, no road cuts are permitted unless a waiver is obtained.
  • For all Road Cut Permits applied for on or after July 1, 2019, this will now apply on all roads, not just arterial roads.

Traffic Management Plan (TMP)

Expanded Requirement

  • Expanded application to require a TMP as part of Road Cut Permit application on all roads classified as collector, major collector, arterial, or for work on Highway 174

What This Means

  • For any application for a Road Cut Permit received on or after July 1, 2019 for work on a road classified as collector, major collector, arterial, or for work on Highway 174, a Traffic Management Plan must also be submitted.
  • The classification of a road can be viewed on geoOttawa.

Temporary road closure requirements

Expanded Requirement

  • Closure of a bicycle lane requires approval.

What This Means

  • On or after July 1, 2019 the temporary closure of a bicycle lane in at least one direction will require permission from the City

Peak Hour Restrictions

Expanded Requirement

  • Expanded application to all roads classified as collector, major collector, arterial, or for work on Highway 174, of restriction on work during peak hour restrictions.

What This Means

  • For any application for a Road Cut Permit received on or after July 1, 2019 for work on a road classified as collector, major collector, arterial, or for work on Highway 174 the work will not be permitted during the hours of 7 to 9 am and 3:30 to 6 pm unless permission from the City has been given.
  • The classification of a road can be viewed on geoOttawa.

Expanded Requirement

  • Extended PM peak hour restrictions by half an hour.

What This Means

  • Beginning July 1, 2019 the pm period where work is prohibited on roads classified as collector, major collector, arterial, or for work on Highway 174 is being increased from 5:30 to 6 pm and the new p.m. period will be from 3:30 to 6 pm

Staff and public notice requirements

Expanded Requirement

  • Applications to temporarily close a road, or reroute buses received on or after July 1, 2019 must be submitted at least 15 working days in advance of the anticipated start date of the work.

What This Means

  • Applications may be submitted at the same time as an application for a Road Cut Permit

Expanded Requirement

  • Changes to how much advance notice must be given to the public in advance of work.

What This Means

  • Work done as part of a Road Cut Permit that was applied for on or after July 1, 2019 will require at least 10 working days’ notice to residents, tenants, businesses beside and near the work, as well as the Ward Councillor before the work begins where the work involves at least one of the following:
    • The temporary closure of a road in at least one direction for motor vehicle or bicycle traffic;
    • The rerouting of buses;
    • The closure of a sidewalk without accommodation for pedestrians (i.e., pedestrians must take an alternate route); or,
    • The work is anticipated to take longer than seven (7) calendar days to complete.
  • In all other cases two (2) working days’ notice must be provided to residents, tenants and businesses beside or near the work as part of a Road Cut Permit
  • Where a person is working on a road but not cutting into it, two (2) working days’ notice must be provided to a resident, tenant or business if access to their property will be affected by the work.
  • The applicable Ward Councillor can be found on geoOttawa.

Project Sign and Notice requirements

Revised Requirement

  • Notice to the public must be in writing.
  • Both notices and project signs must be bilingual

What This Means

  • For Road Cut Permits applied for on or after July 1, 2019:
    • All public notices must be in writing
    • All public notices and the project sign must be bilingual and must identify details of the work, its duration, who is doing it and a contact number.

Security for Road Cut Permit

Revised Requirement

  • The amount of security required to be posted for a road cut permit has increased.

What This Means

  • For Road Cut Permits applied for on or after July 1, 2019 the amount of security that must be posted is as follows:
    • For an individual Road Cut Permit:
      • $3,000 for work within the roadway; and,
      • $3,000 for work within the boulevard; or,
    • For up to 20 Road Cut Permits within their warranty period: $50,000; or,
    • For an unlimited number of Road Cut Permits within their warranty period: $100,000

ROW Damage Deposit

New Requirement

  • Deposit to guarantee the repair of the road after construction submitted as part of a Building Permit application.

What This Means

  • As part of a Building Permit application submitted on or after July 1, 2019 for the construction of a new building a deposit in the amount of $3,000 per vertically divided unit (e.g., semi-detached or townhouse unit) may be required.
  • The need to submit the deposit will be identified at the time of review of the Grading and Servicing Plan based on whether the proposed construction presents a risk of damage to the abutting road (including boulevard and sidewalks)
  • The deposit will not be required where the project is subject to Site Plan or Subdivision approval.
  • The deposit would be released at the end of construction following inspection.

Resurfacing of multiple road cuts in the roadway pavement associated with a development

New Requirement

  • Requirement for a developer to resurface multiple road cuts made in association with their development.

What This Means

  • A developer will be required to resurface (i.e., mill and pave the top layer of asphalt) road cuts made within the roadway pavement as part of a development where:
    • As part of the development there are at least three (3) separate road cuts, and
    • The extent of the resurfacing would include all road cuts within 12 metres of each other to the nearest lane-line, centreline or curb of each road cut.
  • The dimensions of a resurfacing would be shown on the associated Grading and Servicing Plan.

Security and Agreement for resurfacing of multiple road cuts in the roadway pavement associated with a development

New Requirement

  • Developer to enter into standard form agreement and provide security to resurface multiple road cuts in the roadway pavement associated with a development.

What This Means

  • A developer will be required to provide security for a resurfacing at a rate of $50 per square metre based on the extent of the milling and paving of asphalt required and guarantee the completion of the resurfacing by signing a standard form agreement.
  • Security and an agreement are not required where the development is subject to Site Plan Control or subdivision approval.

Insurance

Revised Requirement

  • Increase in coverage limit for each occurrence.

What This Means

  • For all Road Cut Permit applications received on or after July 1, 2019, the minimum amount of insurance coverage per occurrence is five million ($5M) dollars.

Road Cut Completion Report

New Requirement

  • Submission of report following the completion of the work under a Road Cut Permit.

What This Means

  • As part of all Road Cut Permits applied for on or after July 1, 2019 a Road Cut Completion Report must be submitted within 10 business days of completing the final reinstatement.

Warranty length

Revised Requirement

  • Reduce existing three (3) year warranty period.

What This Means

  • For all Road Cut Permit applications received on or after July 1, 2019, the warranty period will be two (2) years instead of three (3) years.

How to apply for a road cut permit

Permit requirements

How to apply for a road cut permit flyer [ PDF 262 KB ]

Road cut permit requirements [ PDF 568 KB ]

Where to apply

Right of Way Permit Office, 100 Constellation Drive, 6 East, or electronically at ROW_Permit_Office@Ottawa.ca. Pick up only at Client Service Centres.

Methods of payment

  • By Phone: Visa, Mastercard or American Express
  • This service is currently not available in person due to COVID-19 closures. In Person: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit, Cheque 

Approximate timeline

  • 10 business days (exception to this turn-around time may occur in high seasons – timelines subject to change daily based on volume and season).

Who to contact

Right of Way Permit Office, 613-580-2424, ext. 16000 or 3-1-1

Road Cut Fees and Securities - Schedule A

Road Cut Fees
1. Road Cut Permit Fee $476.00
2. Road Cut Permit Renewal Fee $168.00
3. Winter Inspection Charges Fee  
  November 15 – April 15 $251.00
December 15 – April 15 $202.00
January 15 – April 15 $153.00
February 15 - April 15 $ 100.00
March 15 - April 15 $  50.00
4. Pavement Degradation Fees
Pavement Degradation Fee based on the greater of the size of Road Cut or five (5) square metres.  
Calendar years since road construction,
last reconstruction or last resurfacing
Pavement Degradation Fee
(per m2)
  2 or less $ 38.80
>2 to 4 $ 32.35
>4 to 7 $ 26.00
>7 to 10 $ 16.25
More than 10 $6.45
5.  

Minimum amount of Security under section 7(1) per Road Cut Permit:

For work in the roadway:  $3000.00 (In effect as of July 1, 2019)

For work in the boulevard:  $3000.00 (In effect as of July 1, 2019)

Minimum amount of Security under section 7(2) for up to 20 Road Cut Permits within their warranty period: $50,000.00 (In effect as of July 1, 2019)

Minimum amount of Security under section 7(2) for an unlimited number of Road Cut Permits within their warranty period: $100,000.00 (In effect as of July 1, 2019)

 

 

6.  

Minimum amount of Security per square metre for a resurfacing under section 7(3): $50.00 per square metre (In effect as of July 1, 2019)

 
7.  

Minimum amount of Security under section 7.1(3): $3000.00 per vertically divided unit. (In effect as of July 1, 2019)

 

Required Notification

Notice of Work Commencement:

The Road Activity By-law requires under Section 5 that:

  1. All Road Cut Permit Holders provide:
    1. notice to staff before beginning work
    2. notice to the public before beginning work

Use the Road Cut Notification Flow Chart to determine when notice must be given to the City, and to residents, tenants and businesses beside and near the work.

In some cases, a Road Cut Permit Holder must provide notice to the Ward Councillor. To find out who the Ward Councillor is, use geoOttawa. Instructions on how to access this information on geoOttawa are provided below.

A list of the Ward Councillors, and their contact information, can be found here.

   2. All persons undertaking Road Activity (i.e., work on a road that does not involve a Road Cut) provide:

  1. notice to staff before beginning work, if the work is on a road classified as collector, major collector, arterial or Highway 174 and the work will impact motor vehicle, bicycle or pedestrian traffic
  2. notice to a tenant or business located on a property that will be affected by the Road Activity, in particular where access to the property will be affected.

Use the Road Activity City Notification Flow Chart to determine when notice must be given to the City, and to residents, tenants and businesses beside and near the work.

All notices provided to the public must be in writing, must be bilingual and must provide:

  1. the plan for the work and its location
  2. the anticipated start date
  3. the duration of the work
  4. the name of the permit holder and the person undertaking the work
  5. a telephone number that will be maintained and answered at all times (24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week) from the date of the notice until the completion of the work.

A bilingual notice template can be downloaded here.

Project Sign

All Road Cut Permit Holders must display at the job site an easy to read sign showing:

  1. the name of the permit holder,
  2. the name of the person making the road cut;
  3. the name of the entity for which the road cut is made (if different than the permit holder);
  4. a brief description of the work; and,
  5. a telephone number that will be maintained and answered at all times (24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week) during the period of the work.

A project sign template can be downloaded here.

Area Map of Right-of-Way Inspector Zones

Right-of-Way Inspectors

The Right-of-Way Inspector for a given area can be found on geoOttawa. Instructions on how to access this information on geoOttawa are set out below.

Area Map of Traffic Management Inspector Zones

Traffic Management Inspectors

The Traffic Management Inspector for a given area can be found on geoOttawa. Instructions on how to access this information on geoOttawa are set out below.

Accessing geoOttawa

The City of Ottawa geoOttawa map tool contains information about the City’s road network, including road classifications and the age of road pavement. This tool can also be used to determine who the Ward Councillor is in any given area, as well as the Right-of-Way in any given area.

The following provides instructions on how to access and view information on geoOttawa.

Once you have launched the geoOttawa application type the name of the street you want to view, or navigate to it using the map.

Turning on the Right-of-Way Inspector layer

  • Select Layers List in the top menu bar
  • Select the layer checkbox marked Staff Geographical Assignment Maps
  • Select the layer checkbox marked Right-of-Way Inspector Zones 
  • With these boxes checked the Right-of-Way Inspector zones will be shown and in each zone the applicable Inspector name and phone number will also be shown

Turning on the Traffic Management Inspector layer

  • Select Layers List in the top menu
  • Select the checkbox marked Administrative Areas  
  • Select the checkbox marked Traffic Management Inspectors 
  • Traffic Management Inspector zones will be shown and in each zone the applicable inspector will also be shown

Turning on the Road Classification layer

  • Select Layers List in the top menu bar 
  • Select the layer checkbox marked Road Information
  • With these boxes checked, all roads will appear in different colours, representing the different classifications
  • To find out the Road Classifications represented by each colour, follow the steps below to turn on the map legend

Tips:

  • Both the Road Information and Roads – Classification checkboxes must be selected for the information to appear.
  • If you can’t see the colours of the roads:
    • look to see if you have other checkboxes selected that are displaying information overtop of the Road Classification.
    • Zoom in closer
  • To turn on the map legend, select Legend in the top menu bar. Once selected, the map legend will appear on the screen.

Turning on the Pavement Age

  • Knowing the age of the pavement on a street segment or at an intersection can be used to determine:
    • What the applicable Pavement Degradatin Fee rate will be
    • Whether or not restrictions on cuts into new pavement apply
  • Select Layers List in the top menu
  • Select the checkbox marked Road Information 
  • Select the layer checkbox marked Roads – Pavement Age 
  • Select the layer checkboxes marked Pavement Age and Road Segment – Pavement Age
  • With these boxes checked information on each road segment and intersection will appear, identifying the road classification of the segment, as well as one of the following age categories, in years: 
    • 1 year (shown in red)
    • 2 year (shown in red)
    • 3 year (shown in red)
    • 4 year (shown in red)
    • >4 to 7 years (shown in green)
    • >7 to 10 years (shown in yellow)
    • >10 years (shown in black)

pavement age for the area around the intersection of Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue

  • The screenshot above shows the area around the intersection of Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue.
    • Fisher Avenue is classified as Arterial (shown as Road Class: Arterial) and the pavement age is not more than one year old (shown as Pavement Age: 1 year in red).
    • Baseline Rad is classified as Arterial (shown as Road Class: Arterial) and the pavement age is between the range of between five and seven years (shown as >4-7 years in green).
    • The pavement at the intersection of Fisher Avenue and Baseline Road is not more than one year old (shown as Int. Age: 1 Year in red).

Turning on the Ward Councillor layer

  • Select Layers List in the top menu
  • Select the layer checkbox marked Wards
  • Select the layer checkbox marked Wards
  • All the Ward boundaries will be shown, and the Ward name, Ward number and Councillor will appear within each

Resurfacing Requirement

Where road cuts are made within the roadway pavement as part of the construction, alteration, addition to, or repair of a building, the owner of the property may be required to resurface all of these road cuts.

A resurfacing involves milling and paving the top 40 mm of asphalt to the limits directed by the City.

A property owner is required to resurface cuts within the roadway pavement when there are more than two of these cuts made as part of the construction, alteration, addition to, or repair of a building. Where an existing service must be blanked within the roadway, this is included as a road cut.

When a resurfacing is required, each road cut within 12 metres of another road cut must be resurfaced together. The extent of the resurfacing will be to the nearest lane line, centreline or curb of each cut, as illustrated in the figure below.

Road resurfacing diagra,

All applicants who submit a Site Servicing Plan as part of either a building permit or development application must identify the estimated area of all cuts within the roadway pavement, and if applicable, the area of resurfacing based on the above criteria. In preparing the Servicing Plan, applicants must identify as many utility services as are known, particularly those to be installed in, or removed from the pavement. Further information on how to prepare a Site Servicing Plan can be found at Guide to preparing studies and plans.

Where a resurfacing is required and the project is not subject to Site Plan Control or Subdivision approval, the property owner will be required to enter into a standard form agreement to provide the resurfacing, and post security with the City to guarantee it is completed. The amount of security is based on a rate $50.00 per square metre times the area to be resurfaced.

While City staff will work to identify the requirement for a resurfacing at the time of Site Servicing Plan review, the City can require a resurfacing at any time during the development project if more than two cuts are made within the roadway pavement. Therefore, it is to the benefit of the applicant to identify as many utilities services as possible at the time of Site Servicing Plan preparation to know the extent of any resurfacing requirements.

ROW Damage Deposit

City streets are essential for movement throughout Ottawa’s communities. Damage to asphalt roads and sidewalks make vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian movement more challenging, and hasten the need for repairs or replacement, and damage to grass and interlock boulevards impacts storm water drainage and the overall aesthetics of a neighbourhood.

Construction activities can present a risk of damage to the abutting street from such things as heavy machinery or material storage. Starting on July 1, 2019 the City will be collecting a Right-of-Way (ROW) Damage Deposit with every building permit application for the construction of a new residential, commercial or industrial building. The purpose of this deposit is to help guarantee that the City’s streets are left in, or returned to, their pre-construction state following completion of the project. In the event the City must repair or clean-up the street after construction, the ROW Damage Deposit will be used to fund this work.

The ROW Damage Deposit is being collected under the authority of the Road Activity By-law No. 2003-445. The ROW Damage Deposit does not apply to:

  • project already subject to Site Plan Control or Subdivision approval; or,
  • where City staff determine there is no risk of damage to the abutting street.

Before Beginning Construction

Before construction activities begin on the property, date stamped photographs recording the condition of the street should be taken. This helps to ensure a building permit holder is not held responsible for the repair of damage that existed before the project began.

If there is a need to store materials or stage construction activities on any part of the street, including the grass boulevard, or to construct temporary accesses to the property, the appropriate permits and approvals must first be obtained. To apply, visit Ottawa.ca/ROW.

During Construction

Throughout construction, care should be taken to keep the street in a condition that allows for the safe passage of motor vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian traffic. The street should be kept clean and safe.

If there is any damage to the street that must be repaired, a road cut permit must be obtained. This ensures the reinstatement of asphalt and sidewalks is done to City standards. For information on how to apply for a road cut permit, visit Ottawa.ca/ROW.

Amount of ROW Damage Deposit

The amount of the ROW Damage Deposit is as follows:

  • single, duplex and triplex dwellings: $3000
  • semi-detached and townhouse: $3000 per unit
  • commercial or industrial building: $3000

The need for the deposit and the amount shall be determined as part of the building permit application at the time of the review of the Grading and Servicing Plan.

The ROW Damage Deposit will be collected as part of the fees payable for the building permit.

Requesting an Inspection

Once construction as well as any necessary repairs to the street are complete, an inspection can be scheduled by emailing developmentinspections@ottawa.ca

Once it is confirmed that either there is no damage to the street from construction, or the damage has been repaired, and the street has been cleaned of any debris resulting from the construction, the ROW Damage Deposit will be returned.

Reinstatement Standards

City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts

In accordance with the Road Activity By-law No. 2003-445, as amended, the reinstatement of all road cuts must be done to the current Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications & Drawings (OPSS & OPSD) & City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts.

The OPSS and OPSD are available on the Ministry of Transportation website.

The City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts are comprised of three (3) volumes:

  • Volume 1: General conditions of contract (section C), special provisions (sections D and F – specs based on OPSS)
  • Volume 2: Material specifications and standard drawings
  • Volume 3: Parks

The below list of standards from the City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts represents the most commonly applicable standards for works done under a Road Cut Permit, and has been prepared for convenience only.

The City of Ottawa makes no representation that this list includes all standards applicable and relevant to work being done by a Road Cut Permit holder, or anyone doing work on their behalf.

Before beginning work under a Road Cut Permit, a Road Cut Permit holder and anyone doing work on their behalf must ensure they are using the most recent version of the Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts and any accompanying Technical Bulletins. It is the responsibility of the Road Cut Permit holder to ensure they comply with all requirements of the Road Activity By-law No. 2003-445, as amended including complying with the most recent version of the Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts.

The most recent version of the City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts is dated March 2019, which includes the following Technical Bulletins (amendments to the current version of the standards):

  • ISTB-2019-01 (dated May 3, 2019)

To obtain a copy of the latest version of the City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts, as well as accompanying Technical Bulletins, email StandardsSection@ottawa.ca.

Road cut work must also be done in accordance with Section 2.11 of the City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards, which addresses pedestrian accessibility during construction. The Accessibility Design Standards are available on Ottawa.ca.

All Road Cuts must be reinstated in accordance with the City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts. To obtain a copy of the standards email StandardsSection@ottawa.ca.

Category Volume Spec Type Number Title
Bench Pad 2 Detail Drawing SC11.2 Concrete Bench Pad Adjacent to Sidewalk
Bus Pad 2 Detail Drawing SC11 Concrete Shelter Pad Adjacent to Sidewalk
Bus Pad 2 Detail Drawing SC11.4 Typical Elevated Bus Pad Without Pedestrian Facilities with Depressed Curb at Mid-Block
Cap 2 Detail Drawing SC10 Monolithic Median Cap
Curb and Cap 2 Detail Drawing SC10.1 Curb and Cap Median
Curb 2 Detail Drawing SC1.1 Concrete Barrier Curb for Granular Base Pavement (Modified OPSD 600.110)
Curb 2 Detail Drawing SC1.2 Concrete Barrier Curb with Gutter for Granular Base Pavement
Curb 2 Detail Drawing SC1.3 Concrete Mountable Curb with Gutter for Granular Base Pavement
Curb 2 Detail Drawing SC1.4 Concrete Barrier Curb with Sidewalk
Curb 2 Detail Drawing SC1.5 Modified Concrete Mountable Curb with Gutter for Roundabout Truck Apron
Curb 2 Detail Drawing SC2 Monolithic Concrete Curb and Sidewalk
Curb 2 Detail Drawing SC3 Concrete Curb and Gutter with Sidewalk
Curb 2 Detail Drawing SC11.1 Steel Faced Curb and Platform Detail
Curb 1 Special Provision F-3531 Concrete Curb and Gutter
Landscaping 1 Special Provision F-8011 Tree Protection
Paving 1 Special Provision F-3110 Asphalt sidewalk, multi-use pathways, medians, boulevards, islands, private walks and driveways
Paving 1 Construction Specification F-3130 Construction Specification for Hot Mix Asphalt – End Result
Paving 2 Detail Drawing R17 Pavement Widening Existing Urban & Rural Roads
Paving 2 Detail Drawing R26 Asphalt Paving at Unit Paving
Road 2 Detail Drawing R1 Subdrain Installation Detail
Sewer 1 Special Provision F-4080 Adjusting or Rebuilding Maintenance Holes, Catch Basins, Ditch Inlets and Valve Chambers (Iron Adjustments)
Sidewalk 2 Material Specification MS23.2 Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSIs)
Sidewalk 1 Special Provision F-3510 Concrete Sidewalk, Medians, Boulevards and Islands
Sidewalk 1 Special Provision F-3512 Tactile Walking Surface Indicators
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC4 Typical Concrete Sidewalk in Boulevard
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC5 Sidewalk Construction Joints
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC6 Pedestrian Curb Ramp Without Boulevard
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC7 Pedestrian Curb Ramp With Boulevard
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC7.1 Curb Return Entrances
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC7.2 Pedestrian Curb Ramp at Intersection with Boulevard and Adjacent Sidewalk
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC7.3 TWSI Detail
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC8 Traditional Vehicle Access Crossing
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC8.1 Traditional Vehicle Access Crossing Transitions for Various Distances Between Accesses
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC9 Unit Paving on Granular Base
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC9.1 Concrete Curb and Gutter with Unit Paver Sidewalk
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC9.2 Sidewalk with Unit Paver Boulevard
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC9.3 Concrete Barrier Curb with Unit Paver Sidewalk
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC10.2 Pedestrian Ramps
Sidewalk (Access) 2 Detail Drawing SC13 Ramp Style Vehicle Access Crossing
Sidewalk (Access) 2 Detail Drawing SC13.1 Continuous Vehicle Access Ramp
Sidewalk 2 Detail Drawing SC14 Sidewalk Joints
Trench Reinstatement 2 Detail Drawing R10 Standard Trench Reinstatement in Paved Surface
Walkway (Asphalt) 2 Detail Drawing SC20 Asphalt Walkway
Walkway (Asphalt) 2 Detail Drawing SC21 Asphalt Walkway/Service Access Heavy Duty
Walkway (Stonedust) 2 Detail Drawing SC25 Stonedust Path

Tree Protection

This page includes information on the Urban Tree Conservation By-law, and how to measure the diameter of a tree.

Road Cut Completion Report

All Road Cut Permit Holders must submit a Road Cut Completion Report within 10 working days of the final reinstatement.

A copy of the Road Cut Completion Report can be found here.

The completed Road Cut Completion Report must be submitted to developmentinspections@ottawa.ca.

Other Resources:

Coming soon.