Disaster response routes

Disaster response route sign
Sign that marks a disaster response route

Disaster response routes are roads designated for emergency response workers on the North Shore and around the region to use during a major emergency.

Disaster response routes are not evacuation routes. These designated routes are critical for emergency responders to be able to quickly bring in essential resources and supplies, transport injured persons to hospital, gain access to incident sites, and execute controlled evacuations. 

When the routes are activated

Disaster Response Routes are activated only as needed to meet the demands of the emergency or disaster. Only required routes are utilized and only for as long as needed.

Fire, police, ambulance, repair crews, emergency equipment, services, and suppliers must move quickly to where the greatest need is — and mobility is the key.

Learn more about disaster response routes