GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTS IN THE DOMAIN OF THE STATE

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Chapter V – Roads, sandpits and forest infrastructures
Division IV – Road signs
§1. Provisions applicable to roads

Section 115

Every person authorized to build or improve a road must, at the end of the work, post the following elements: mandatory stops, dangerous curves and intersections, steep slopes, level crossings, rock fall areas; truck crossings, unsawn timber transportation areas, narrow passages and restricted visibility areas, the number of the road, kilometre markers, the maximum speed on main roads and all situations potentially dangerous for the users of the road. The foregoing also applies to a person who repairs a road.

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Objective

  • To ensure the safety of forest road users

Every person authorized to close a road must, at the intersection of the road crossing the closed road, signal the closure of the road, the presence of gates or obstacles, if applicable, and the removal of bridges or culverts where the closure of the road is permanent.

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Objective

  • To ensure the safety of forest road users

Additional information

Citizens, companies or organizations wishing to obtain the closure of a road on land in the domain of the State (in French only) may request either temporary or permanent closure.

The procedure and form can be found in the guide and form for applications for closure of a multi-purpose road  (in French only).

Road sign indicating permanent closure of a road

Figure 115A Road sign indicating permanent closure of a road

Road sign indicating permanent closure of a road

Figure 115B Road sign indicating permanent closure of a road

Road sign indicating permanent closure of a road

Figure 115C Road sign indicating permanent closure of a road

Road signs must comply with, as the case may be, the standards in chapter 2 or 3 of Volume V of the Signalisation routière This link opens a new window (in French only) manual determined and set out by the Minister of Transport under the second paragraph of section 289 of the Highway Safety Code This link opens a new window (chapter C-24.2) or the standards of the Guide de signalisation routière sur les terres du domaine de l’État (in French only), published by the Minister responsible for the administration of the Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window (chapter A-18.1). 

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Objectives

  • To ensure the safety of forest road users
  • To ensure that road signs are consistent

All road and traffic signs must be installed with care, facing vehicles, so as to be perfectly visible even at night. No obstacle such as vegetation or a snow bank must reduce the visibility of the signs.

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Objective

  • To ensure the safety of forest road users