Driveways, Sidewalks and Lane Closures
Single family residences in Delta are allowed one driveway access only. Some exceptions are made where the lot frontage is at least twice the minimum required, and it can be demonstrated that a second driveway will improve safety. Driveway widths are regulated by the Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 5100, 1994.
To pursue an exception, you may apply in writing to the Roads and Transportation Division of the Engineering Department or e-mail email@example.com complete with a sketch and rationale for considering an exception.
If your residence does not currently have concrete curb / gutter along its frontage, the Corporation does not encourage any material other than asphalt from the road edge to the property line for the driveway.
If your residence currently has curb / gutter along its frontage (with or without a sidewalk), municipal crews (or approved contractor) must perform the works from the back of curb to the property line. The driveway material can be either asphalt or concrete. Paving stones may be approved on a site-by-site basis.
If you are building a driveway, it is recommended that you bring a sketch in to the Engineering Department for review (i.e. roadside and boulevard drainage). You are required to obtain a Highway Use Permit. The minimum refundable damage deposit is $1,000 with a $25 permit fee, plus applicable taxes. As a resident, you are responsible for all construction costs. Check here for the Highway Use Permit Application Form.
Note: If removal of your driveway is required during future works, the Corporation is only responsible to re-instate your driveway with Asphalt Pavement. You will be required to pay the additional cost if you wish to upgrade this standard.
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There are two options if you wish to have a sidewalk constructed on your street:
1) Funded by Delta (usually sidewalks on major collector and arterial roadways).
The location of projects for the annual sidewalk program is selected from a Master Sidewalk List that currently has over 100 projects listed for future construction. Each year, the various projects on the list are ranked by priority according to ten factors:
- traffic volume,
- street classification,
- vehicle speed,
- existing facilities,
- alternate routes,
- proximity to schools, parks and commercial areas,
- transit routes,
- continuity of facilities,
- potential for adjacent development, and
- age of request.
When approved by Council, the projects become part of the Annual Capital Program.
2) Funded in Partnership with Delta and Local Residents. Known as a Local Area Service program
This option is for proposed sidewalks that may or may not meet the above criteria but don't rank high enough to be included in the Annual Capital Program in the near future.
For more information about Local Area Service programs, contact the Engineering Department at (604) 946-3260 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The process for opening or closing a lane is shown below. All closures of roadways and lanes must go through a public process and have the support of the Neighbourhood and Emergency Service agencies. For more information, contact the Engineering Department at (604) 946-3260 or email@example.com.
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