Approach Construction

Application for Standard Approach Approval

As per Bylaw 17/21 (PDF) of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park (RM) construction, alteration or relocation of an approach within the RM cannot be undertaken without written approval from the RM. Download an Approach  Application  Approval (PDF) to get started.

Application Process

Applications must be made by the land-owner of the property to which the approach would or does grant access. Applications shall consist of a completed Application for Standard Approach Approval and either a  $200 fee (which includes an administration fee and the cost of the installation of a Rural Address sign) or a $75 fee ( simple farm access no civic address sign needed).All new approaches require the installation of a culvert to aid in the dispersal of water during spring run off.  Applicants must flag/stake out location of proposed approach, and must indicate the flag/stake locations on the completed diagram included on the application form.

If a written notice of approval is granted, construction must be completed within 6 months or such period as specified in the written notice of approval or the applicant may be required to submit a new application and inspection fee. All new approaches are required to have a culvert, the minimum required size will be determined by the RM after a site inspection.

Approach construction must conform to all conditions outlined in the written notice of approval, the general regulations listed below and any other existing government regulations, policies and bylaws.

General Regulations

  • The approach shall be constructed with clean earth, free from objectionable material such as organic matter, frozen soil, topsoil, stumps, trees and rock.
  • All approaches shall be constructed:
    • At least 85 metres away from the center line of an intersection. This can be reduced to 60 meters within a residential multi-parcel subdivision
    • At an angle of 90 degrees to the roadway center line
    • To slope away from the roadway with a grade slope between 5-6%
  • No approach shall be constructed in such a manner as to restrict sight lines or in any way adversely affect traffic safety.
  • All construction and all costs of construction are the responsibility of the Applicant. This includes all materials, equipment rentals or purchases, labor costs or any other costs required to complete construction.
  • Material from within the municipal road right of way shall not be used for construction of the approach.
  • The approach shall be constructed with no resulting damage to the road shoulder, surface, side slopes and/or ditches.
  • The Applicant shall be responsible to locate all existing utilities within the right-of-way and ensure that construction does not result in any damage or interference.
  • Approach must have a minimum top width of 7 metres and 5:1 sideslope construction, as per drawing A-A and B-B.
  • All culverts shall be Canada 3 G401-M81 approved corrugated steel pipe and shall meet or exceed the minimum culvert size specified in the written notice of approval. The pipe shall be installed true to grade line and as per installation specifications outline in drawing A-A and B-B. Rip rap shall be placed to prevent erosion, if necessary.