Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 1, a road ban will be in place on all County of Grande Prairie gravel roads. During the road ban, all gravel roads will be at 75 per cent axle weight for 24 hours per day, unless otherwise posted.   

Permits to haul over 75 per cent legal axle weight will only be issued during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To obtain a permit, call Public Works at 780-532-7393.  

A road ban is a standard procedure put in place regularly on many Alberta roads by the province and municipalities, including the County of Grande Prairie, to protect important infrastructure during construction activities, maintenance or seasonal conditions such as spring thaw when gravel roads are especially vulnerable to damage. 

Motorists are encouraged to contact the County Road Ban Information Line at 780-513-3964 for daily up-to-date road ban information, available 24/7.  

Those with questions about road bans in the County of Grande Prairie should contact the Public Works department at 780-532-7393 or visit   


Media Contact:  
Clint Diederich 
Public Works Operations Manager