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Work in Right-of-Way Permit - City of Kawartha Lakes Application


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A Work in Right-of-Way Permit relates to any activity that results in traffic disruption, including bins, materials and equipment blocking lanes, or the cutting, excavation, boring, filling, additions, or altering in any way, roadways, curbs, sidewalks, boulevards, ditches, trails, and other areas within the right-of-way. A traffic plan in compliance with the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM), Book 7, Temporary Conditions for traffic plan instructions, may be required.

Application may be made to multiple road authorities with this service (e.g., county road, town sidewalk), by selecting the Multi-Jurisdiction option (coming soon).

OTM Book 7

Additional Conditions and Comments

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A permit is required when any work or activity, regardless of impacting traffic or not, is completed within the City of Kawartha Lakes' Right-of-Way (ROW). The ROW includes the asphalt/gravel roadway surface, gravel or paved shoulders, sidewalks, curb and open ditches.

Please note that Permits require the following timelines for processing:

  • minimum of 5 business days for a Road Occupancy
  • minimum 15 business days for a Road Closure

The Application will not be considered unless it is submitted in full and that the following requirements are met:
1.    The Permit Application and all supporting documents must be received:
·       at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled road occupancy
·       at least fifteen (15) business days for a road closure or event in the right-of-way.
2.   Attach a copy of Certificate of Liability Insurance naming The Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes as "Additional Insured". (see Conditions for further information on insurance requirements).
3.    Description of the proposed works and land/road closures in the application.
4.    Identification and assessment of traffic impacts of proposed works, with assessment and consideration given to public transport services affected (where applicable).
5.    Details of provisions made for emergency vehicles, heavy vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
6.    A Sketch/Diagram/Map indicating the location of the work/activity in the right-of-way, uploaded in an accepted format, preferably a pdf.
7.    Applicants shall include, where applicable, an approved Municipal Consent (MC) indicating the municipality's authorization for a utility to occupy a specific location within the City’s Rights-Of-Way (ROW).
8.    Include a Traffic Control Plan that meets Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM) Book 7 Temporary Conditions, describing the traffic impact (i.e. Lane Shift, Lane Closure, etc.) and procedures for implementing the Traffic Control Plan. Said Traffic Control Plan, shall include detour routes, signage and devices that will be used. All signage must adhere to Ontario Traffic Manual - Book 7.
9.    If work is performed on waste collection day(s), the Applicant shall ensure that garbage and recycling pickup will be accessible.

10. Assessment of effect of proposed traffic management measures on traffic movements in adjoining streets.

For Events in the Right-of-Way please complete the Event application by copying this link to your browser:
https://kawarthalakes.permits.transnomis.com/Even/CKL

Personal information contained on this form is collected pursuant to The Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used for the purpose of responding to your request. Questions about the collection of this information should be directed to the City Clerk or Deputy-Clerk at clerks@kawarthalakes.ca.

Applicant Details

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Date / Time

Special Instructions:

A Road Closure requires 15 business days notice. A Road Occupancy requires 5 business days notice.

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Location(s)

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Work in Right-of-Way Permit - City of Kawartha Lakes Details

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Do roads need to be closed, lanes reduced, detours, unavailability of on-street parking, etc., and when. You may upload traffic management plan below.

Indicate what sidewalks and paths need to be closed, capacity reduce, detours, etc. and when. You may upload a map for this purpose.

Certificate(s) to be uploaded below.

This field supports the addition of your internal reference for this application.

File Uploads

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Refer to Ontario Traffic Manual, Book 7, Temporary Conditions for traffic plan instructions.