Road Construction Projects
Your tax dollars support major capital projects around the County - from paving to intersection improvements. The 2018 construction season is underway from early May to October 2018. Motorists are advised to obey all signs, flag persons, exercise extreme caution when travelling through construction zones and near crews and equipment, and allow extra time for travel.
Please note that the completion of road construction projects are dependent on weather and may face delays and if not able to be completed are carried over to the next construction season.
Find the latest information on road construction projects and traffic advisories on our Latest News.
The County thanks residents and travellers for their patience and cooperation throughout the construction season.
Did you know...
- The County is investing $37.4 million in 2018 on capital road projects.
- An additional $18.3 million is being allocated to road maintenance including grading, oiling, gravelling, signage, spot and miscellaneous construction and snow removal. The brings the total investment into transportation infrastructure to over 44 per cent of the annual budget of $152.8 million
- In June 2017, Council approved an extra $20 million towards road improvements throughout all nine of the County's divisions over 2017 and 2018.
2018 plus 2017 Carry Over Road Construction Projects
Check out the interactive map below to view each individual project scheduled for improvements in 2018. You can also download a full size map and the complete list of projects at 2018 Road Construction Projects. [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Please note that spot construction which includes re-building and re-grading portions of local roads, as well as bridge upgrades and replacements are not included in this map; however, will be underway over the construction season.
How to Navigate Interactive Road Construction Project Map
Simply click on the coloured sections of the map below for details on road construction projects or select "View larger map" to view the map as a full page. Find the legend for the map below or expand the legend on the map by clicking the arrow on the top-left of the map. Click on individual road construction projects on the map for project details including the type of work, the status of the project, proposed start and end dates and possible traffic impacts.
Major Traffic Impacts: These projects take place through the majority of the construction season. Signage will be in place and there will be full and/or partial road closures for the duration of the project with possible detour routes. Adjacent and crossing roads may also be affected by road closures and/or detours as well as heavy equipment traffic.
Moderate Traffic Impacts: These projects take anywhere from weeks to a couple months to complete, and typically do not last for the entire construction season. Signage and flag persons are on site at all times. There can be temporary detours or periods of time with alternating lanes and/or rough/non-gravel driving surfaces while these projects are taking place, as well as speed reductions.
Minor Traffic Impacts: These projects take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to complete. Signage will be in place and temporarily lane restrictions may in place.
Type of Work
Grading involves digging out an existing road structure to re-align level or widen the road, and building a new road from the bottom up.
Overlay work involves adding a new layer of pavement. This type of work can also include minor spot fixes and milling the surface on occasion.
Base and paving work involves removing the top layer of gravel, repairing the base of the road if needed, then packing of the current road surface, and paving a layer of asphalt.
Microsurfacing involves the application of a thin layer of asphalt-like material to seal existing asphalt, which extends the life of the road. Microsurfacing is typically applied on local subdivision roads.
Intersection improvements can involve traffic light installations and/or the improvement, extension, expansion or addition of traffic lanes.