Road Cut Resurfacing Policy [ PDF 363 KB ]
Where road cuts are made within the roadway pavement as part of the construction, alteration, addition to, or repair of a building including developments, utility and City infrastructure renewal there will be a requirement to resurface all of these road cuts as per the Road Activity By-law and the Road Cut Resurfacing Policy.
A resurfacing involves milling and paving the top 40 mm of asphalt to the limits directed by the City.
The Road Activity By-law sets out the reinstatement requirements for all road cuts within the ROW in the City. The Road Cut Resurfacing Policy clarifies when the City will require broader asphalt resurfacing beyond the limits set out in the R10 Standard Trench Reinstatement in Paved Surface detail, as authorized in the Road Activity By-law.
The Road Cut Resurfacing Policy focuses on the resurfacing of road cuts on the following three (3) circumstances:
- Where there are multiple cuts associated with a development
- Pavements three (3) years old or less and
- for all Road Cuts, regardless of the age of the pavement, where the edge of the cut is within one (1) metre of a curb or edge of roadway
The Policy’s goal is to help establish the City’s expectations for resurfacing of road cuts. Road Cuts will be inspected as per the Road Cut Resurfacing Policy.
Link above elaborates on all cuts.
The information below is aimed on cuts as part of part of the construction, alteration, addition to, or repair of a building/development.
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/development.
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 and detailed in Scenario 6 of the Road Cut Resurfacing Policy (Link above).
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 .