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Back lane paving

Most citizen-initiated local improvements are for back lane paving. To avoid unnecessary repairs to new asphalt, The City will not initiate petitions to pave lanes that:

  1. will be excavated within a few years to replace a utility line,
  2. were excavated within the last two years,
  3. were constructed within the last six years.

The City does not pave over new excavations because they can take years to settle. In particular, new lanes can take a long time to settle because they are usually excavated more than once for utility line installation.

The approximate cost per property owner to pave the lane is:

  • 6.1 metre wide lane for a 15.24 metre wide property:
    $4,657 lump sum or $412 per year for 15 years.
  • 8.0 metre wide lane for a 15.24 metre wide property:
    $6,033 lump sum or $533 per year for 15 years.
  • 9.14 metre wide lane for a 15.24 metre wide property:
    $6,033 lump sum or $533 per year for 15 years.

Start an eService request to begin the process of requesting a petition for back lane paving.

eServices - request a Petition For back lane paving package 

If you have received a notice of intention regarding back lane paving and you would like to  file a petition against your notice.

eServices - Petition Against back lane paving package