Things to remember
- Work on roadways may occur only between 9 am-3 pm on weekdays and 9 am-8 pm on Saturdays. Additional work hours may be considered on streets classified as "local" or depending on closure type.
- Significantly disruptive work such as full road closures or partial intersection closures must occur on the weekend, at night or at another time determined by the City to minimize traffic disruption.
- If you need 24/7 lane closure on major roads, you may need to work longer hours or 7 days a week to minimize project duration.
- Any work conducted during the hours/days below are subject to the City's noise bylaw. You must submit a completed noise variance application, including the application fee, to the Engineering Department a minimum of 7 business days before the start date. Email [email protected] for more information:
- after 8 pm
- before 7 am on a weekday
- before 9 am on a Saturday
- on a Sunday
- on a statutory holiday
- You must have an approved traffic control permit to be considered for a noise variance permit.
- You need a permit to close a sidewalk or bicycle lane. If sidewalks or bike lanes need to be closed, you must arrange for temporary facilities consistent with those present in the existing facility. Layouts must adhere to TMM requirements.
- You must also provide temporary curb ramps and other accessibility features consistent with any that need to be closed. The temporary curb ramps must comply with the TMM specifications.
Some closure requests may require additional business days for review and approval. Or, the start date may need to be pushed back for other reasons, such as:
- complex or long-duration closure requests
- installation of signs and hooding of parking meters by City crews
- planning bus detours and installing temporary bus stop infrastructure by Coast Mountain Bus Company
- providing advance notice to the public
- getting a noise variance permit
- work zone conflicts with another contractor's permit area or traffic control layout. In such cases, an additional permit may not be issued as it may put unreasonable strain on the traffic in the area
- missing or incorrect document
The City requires an additional 5 business days to install temporary signs. All parking regulation signs must be installed 24 hours in advance to be legally enforceable. Once you have your traffic control permit, email a copy to parking services at [email protected] to request sign installation.
Additional processing and install fees may apply.
We need an additional 5 business days to hood the parking meters. As the applicant, you must cover the loss of revenue from taking these meters out of operation. Once you have your traffic control permit, email a copy to parking services at [email protected] to request meter hooding.
Additional processing and install fees may apply.
If the road work interrupts bus service and is short duration (less than 30 days), contact Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) and provide an approved copy of the Traffic Control Permit. If the road work is long duration (more than 30 days), CMBC requires a minimum of two weeks’ notice to relocate a bus stop or reroute their service. Agreeable rerouting and relocation plans should be included in the permit application. Your traffic control permit may contain conditions regarding impacts to bus service. Cancelling portions of a route or simply eliminating stops is typically not acceptable to the City. For details, email CMBC at [email protected]. Failure to notify CMBC in the required amount of time may result in a call out charge or additional fee from CMBC.
The City doesn't usually permit the use of road plates to cover excavations and restoring lanes. If there are no alternatives and you have to place road plates outside your closure area, you must submit a drawing stamped by a professional engineer* ensuring a safe installation.
*A professional engineer is an individual who has a provincial or territorial licence issued by an engineering regulatory body.
Garbage bins or site trailers should not be placed on City property. If fencing, covered walkways or storage of materials on City boulevards is necessary, you must submit a development works permit. Write to development services at [email protected].
If you want to place storage containers on City property, write to parking services at [email protected]. Additional charges may apply.
You must have all the appropriate permits or agreements to work in the City, including:
- Minor work permit and agreement–for completing intrusive geotechnical investigations, test holes, groundwater sampling and utility locates. You may use this application for non-intrusive work as well. For more information, email [email protected].
- Standard street works permit–for constructing utility and roadworks on the City right-of-way or City-controlled or owned property. This includes building kiosks, transformers, service boxes, utility holes, poles, mains, conduits, service connections, road paving, concrete works, etc.
Send applications or questions regarding development property to [email protected].
Send applications or questions regarding third-party network upgrades completed by contractor/a third-party company to [email protected].