The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is a 10-year plan, adopted in November 2017, that guides the improvement of the County's transportation network. The goal of the plan is to develop a long-range transportation network to make the County's roadway system more accessible, connected, and efficient.

The plan makes recommendations on specific transportation and traffic issues, and determines areas of investments to develop a roadway network that meets the existing and future needs of the County.

Due to the large size of the TMP document, we have made it available in smaller parts here:

Transportation Master Plan Part 1

Transportation Master Plan Part 2

Transportation Master Plan - Maps of Individual Council Divisions

Recommendations from the 2017 – 2027 Transportation Master Plan

  • Investments going towards roadways and infrastructure that have estimated long-term higher traffic volumes, and/or provide regional and community connectivity;
  • Starting a Collision Data Collection Program, where the County works with the RCMP and Regional Enforcement Services in collecting and recording information on collisions that take place on County roads and the potential causes. This program would aid in the planning and designing of new and upgraded roadways in preventing collisions.
  • Review Minimum Design Standards for road, intersection, and transportation infrastructure design and development to ensure they are consistent with the 2017 Transportation Association of Canada Guidelines and Alberta Transportation Guidelines;
  • Review the Off-Site Levies Bylaw; and,
  • Require, under the direction of the development authority, subdivision and development permit applicants to submit a supporting Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) that follows the Alberta Transportation Traffic Impact Assessment Guidelines with the application; and, invest in infrastructure upgrades that are consistent with the TIA, as part of the subdivision and development approval process.

Updating the Transportation Master Plan

As the County grows, changes are required to keep the TMP up to date. Recent developments like the growth of the Hamlet of Clairmont, and the completion of Highway 43X require necessary updates to the Transportation Master Plan.

When drafting a Transportation Master Plan, a variety of strategic information is considered, including:

  • The County's Strategic Plan;
  • Municipal Development Plan;
  • Information on existing road conditions, the most used routes taken by traffic within the County, and key transportation issues;
  • Projects in the previous plan that have been completed or will be completed soon; and
  • Key transportation information, including population and employment estimates used for Area Structure Plan analysis.

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