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Road Classification

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Local Roads

Mainly function to provide non-thoroughfare traffic and property accessibility.  The City’s local roads are either gravel or surface-treated and typically receive a relatively low level of traffic.

Collector Roads

Mainly serve to facilitate and distribute traffic between arterial and local roads, and provide a mixture of thoroughfare traffic and property accessibility.  The City’s collector roads are usually surface-treated and typically receive medium-level traffic volumes.

Arterial Roads

Mainly provide for thoroughfare traffic along with a high level of connectivity on a relatively regional scale.  The City’s arterial roads typically receive the largest traffic volumes on municipal roadways and are usually co-designated by a road name and road number, such as Killarney Bay Road #21.

Definitions of Road Classes 1-6

Classification of Highways in Ontario

Average Annual Daily Traffic (number of motor vehicles)

Posted or Statutory Speed Limit (kilometres per hour)

91 - 100

81 - 90

71 - 80

61 - 70

51 - 60

41 - 50

1 - 40

15,000 or more

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

12,000 - 14,999

1

1

1

2

2

3

3

10,000 - 11,999

1

1

2

2

3

3

3

8,000 - 9,999

1

1

2

3

3

3

3

6,000 - 7,999

1

2

2

3

3

3

3

5,000 - 5,999

1

2

2

3

3

3

3

4,000 - 4,999

1

2

3

3

3

3

4

3,000 - 3,999

1

2

3

3

3

4

4

2,000 - 2,999

1

2

3

3

4

4

4

1,000 - 1,999

1

3

3

3

4

4

5

500 - 999

1

3

4

4

4

4

5

200 - 499

1

3

4

4

5

5

5

50 - 199

1

3

4

5

5

5

5

0 - 49

1

3

6

6

6

6

6

Municipal Act 2001, Reg. 239/02

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