Important Notice to the Public
A number of roads in the County are closed due to to warm temperatures leading to water flowing over and flooding roadways at multiple locations. Motorists are urged to exercise caution on rural roads; not move or bypass barricades that are in place; nor travel on closed roads as there may be hidden hazards including washouts and erosion.
Staff continues to monitor the impacts of spring runoff and provide updates as information becomes available. Motorists should use extreme caution, especially during the night, as road conditions can change rapidly.
Please be advised of the following road closures:
- Range Road 62 from Highway 59 to Township Road 742
- Range Road 65 from Township Road 723 to Township Road 724
- Township Road 725 from Highway 724 east to Range Road 81
If you encounter an area that requires immediate attention such as roads flooding, washed out or frozen culverts or significant road damage that impedes travel or has a significant risk to safety and property, please contact the Public Works 24-hour Emergency Line at 780-532-7393.
Residents with any non-emergency Public Works related questions and concerns are encouraged to contact Public Works at 780-532-9722 during regular business hours of Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays.
Road maintenance includes gravel, snow removal, dust control, pothole patching, and brush removal.
All primary and secondary highways are the responsibility of and maintained by Alberta Transportation. If you have questions or concerns about maintenance of these roads please contact Alberta Transportation at 780-538-5310. For updated highway conditions and reports, please call 5-1-1 or visit 511.alberta.ca.
The Parks & Recreation department is responsible for the maintenance of County trails. For more information please call 780-532-9727.
Ninety-six per cent of the County's roadways are gravel, totalling approximately 3,165 kilometres.
Each year, on a rotating basis, the County re-gravels approximately 1,062 kilometres of road using 220,000 tonnes of gravel.
The gravel haul is contracted annually.
The County maintains 247 bridges and bridge culverts, and employs a certified Class "B" Bridge Inspector to assess the status of its bridges.