It’s called a right-of-way, and it is all part of the highway corridor—land set aside for purposes of highway safety and maintenance.
Roads have rights too. Yes we do
Because it’s the law. As landowners of public highways, it’s the government’s responsibility to ensure the safety of highway travellers.
There are also plenty of other reasons to keep the right-of-way clear:
No personal effects—stuff for sale, storage items, signs, etc.—may be placed in the right-of-way. If you’ve got stuff there, it is your responsibility to remove it.
Under specific circumstances, property owners may apply for a permit for non-conforming items.
Upon application, permanent items that pertain to the operation of your home or business will be considered for a permit.
New items are only allowed under certain conditions.
If you are thinking of placing a new item in the right-of-way? Please ensure you request a permit.
For more information or to request a permit, contact:
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8250