The Public Works Department is responsible for all maintenance and construction along the County roadways, subdivisions, Hamlets, and bridge structures.
The County maintains approximately 1,260 miles (2,028 km) of gravel roads. The annual road maintenance program includes:
- Dust control
- Grading/remove washboard
- Pothole repair
- Roadkill/garbage pickup
- Road signs
- Sign & culvert repair/replacement
- Snow removal/ice control
- Shoulder pulls/clay capping (In-House & Contracted)
There are 12 graders in the fleet, each with an assigned route of approximately 100 miles (160 km) to maintain. Some areas require more frequent blading because of the traffic volume, type of traffic and the road structure.
The County has a 3-year gravelling program in place. Typically the County gravels 1/3 of the County’s local roads annually. The majority of the gravelling is completed in the fall months, so as not to damage roadways in summer by heavy gravel trucks and availability of trucks.
The County has embarked on an aggressive gravel prospecting program to identify and lock in gravel reserves. The County continues to seek alternate sources for gravel supply and would welcome information from any landowner who feels that they may have an available source.
Please contact the Manager of Operations at 780-361-6241, toll free at 800-661-4125, or via email for further information.