Road and Street Standards Manual

PURPOSE:

The purpose of Municipality of the County of Annapolis Road and Streets Standards Manual is to define Development Planning, Engineering Design and Construction Standards for the development of private and municipal roads and streets within the Municipality.

APPLICATION:

The specifications herein apply to the development of private and municipally owned streets in the Municipality of the County of Annapolis.

STREET CLASSIFICATION:

Streets and Roads shall be classified using the following method and criteria.

CLASSIFICATION

CRITERIA

LOWVOLUME
ROAD
(LVR)

RURAL
LOCAL
UNDIVIDED(RLU)

URBAN
LOCAL
UNDIVIDED(ULU)

RURAL
COLLECTOR
UNDIVIDED(RCU)

URBAN
COLLECTOR
UNDIVIDED(UCU)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary
Service
Functions

Property
Access

Property
Access

Property
Access

Property
Access &
Traffic
Movement

Property Access &
Traffic
Movement



















Average
Daily
Traffic
Volume

Less than
200 trips
Per day

200 to
1000 trips
Per day

1000 to
3000 trips
Per day

3000 to
5000 trips
Per day

More than
5000 trips
Per day

Trip generation estimates shall be based on the most recent Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) methods, or as an alternate, the following criteria.

TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT

TRIP GENERATION UNIT RATES

Single Family Detached

10 per dwelling unit (du) per day

Duplex Development

8 trips per du per day

Townhouse Development

6 trips per du per day

Apartment Buildings

7 trips per du per day

Business Parks

15 trips per 1000 square foot of
Building space per day







 

GEOMETRIC STANDARDS

The following are the minimum Geometric Design Standards for Roads and Streets:

ROADCLASSIFICATION

MAXIMUM
GRADIENT

MINIMUMSTOPPING
DISTANCE

MINIMUMCURVE
RADIUS

LVR

8%

85 metres

85 metres

RLU

8%

85 metres

85 metres

ULU

8%

65 metres

85 metres

RCU

8%

110 metres

170 metres

UCU

8%

110 metres

190 metres

Vertical curves shall have “K” value minimums (metric calculation) as follows:

- for crests .. K (min.) = 22

- for sags ... K (min.)  = 15

Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 define the Geometric Design cross-sections for the identified road / street classes.

STRUCTURAL STANDARDS

The structural cross section of private and municipal roads and streets within the Municipality of Annapolis County shall conform to that described in Figure 6.

MATERIAL AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS

Construction materials, procedures and finished products shall conform to the provisions of the Standard Specifications for Municipal Services, as developed and produced by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Roadbuilders Association.

road standards_cross-sections fig 1-3


Road Standards_Cross-sections Fig 4-5

Road Standards_Cross-sections Fig 6
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