Roads & Streets

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The City's Public Works department manages road repair and maintenance issues, including pothole repair, road marking, street cleaning, sidewalk maintenance, and traffic signs.

City Street Plan

The City Street Plan designates each street for a specific role for the movement of vehicular traffic. This designation has been developed based upon the principles of moving people safely and conveniently in the City and in recognition of the varying amounts of traffic which different land uses generate. The City Street Plan road hierarchy is specifically intended, as much as possible, to reduce the amount of non-local traffic using residential streets.

Five different designations of roads are contained within the City Street Plan: 

  • Arterial
  • Collector
  • Lanes Link to City Street Plan
  • Local Residential
  • Special Designation

View the map below or download the map.

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Road & Street Maintenance

Learn about the types of road & street maintenance by the City and how to submit a service request if you notice an issue. 

  1. Road Surface & Pot Holes

Road surfaces consist of asphalt or gravel (laneways). Roads are evaluated annually and maintenance is completed as required. 

Request for Service:

  • Submit a Request for Service online 
  • Call the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at 604-541-2181 (Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday). Calls received after regular office hours are automatically forwarded to Fire Dispatch to address.
  • Email
  1. Street Lights
  1. Traffic Signs
  1. Traffic Signals
  1. View Obstruction
  1. Road Repair
  1. Sidewalks

Truck Routes

A truck is a vehicle exceeding 5,500 kg GVW. Read the full definition and view a map of the City's Truck Route in the Street & Traffic By-Law No. 1529 (PDF).

White Rock's Truck Route includes:

  • North Bluff Road
  • Marine Drive
  • Stayte Road
  • Thrift Avenue (partial)
  • Finlay Street (partial)
  • Best Street (partial)
  • Oxford Street (partial)
  • Nichol Road (partial)

Truck travel is restricted to the truck route, except when a truck’s origin or destination is not located on the network. In those cases, a truck must take the shortest route from the network to their destination and back.

Street Cleaning

Street cleaning services involves the sweeping of streets and gutters to remove dirt, debris and hazards. The aim is to ensure the safety, continual drainage and the reduction of dust and air pollution. This is accomplished by the use of a mechanical sweeper and manual cleaning at inaccessible locations. 


Improvements to the boulevard on City property must meet the approval of the City Engineer. If you wish to improve your boulevard, a Boulevard Improvement Permit is required. The City does not accept responsibility for the landscaping and maintenance of boulevards adjacent to private property.

Learn more about boulevard improvements.


For more information on streets and roads in White Rock, contact the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at 604-541-2181 or email