Road Programs & Services

 

Road Bans

The County believes in protecting the road network within the County from damage caused by heavy traffic. This is accomplished through the imposing of road bans and by publicly advising road users of such bans. The road bans may be seasonal or directly related to the road weight capacity. Any vehicles travelling within the county that exceed either the normal or seasonal load weight limits must apply for and obtain a permit to transport. Permits may be applied for from Roadata at 1.888.830.7623.

Dust Control

The County annually advertises for applications for dust control. Dust control agents are applied for a length of 200 meters upon approval. The primary dust control agent used by the municipality is calcium chloride. Applications must be completed by the close of the last business day in April. Payment, as outlined in the application, must be received by the County prior to any work commencing. View and Download Dust Control Application

Applicants requesting dust control on secondary highways must make a request to Alberta Transportation who will then contact the County.

Snowplowing

All major and secondary highways within the County of Northern Lights are under the jurisdiction of Alberta Transportation.

For County roads, Public Works strives to maintain good winter driving conditions on main gravel surfaces by plowing within 72 hours of last snowfall. Snowplowing priority is as follows:

1) school bus routes and occupied residents

2) flagged driveways, community halls, and transfer stations

3) field access roads (note: field access road requests must be submitted to area Supervisors).

Snowplowing Services Program

Private driveways may be snowplowed during public road plowing if it is operationally effective. Prior to any work taking place on private land, the applicant must sign a County snowplowing agreement and comply with the conditions of the snowplowing policy.

Snowplow flags can be purchased at the following locations: UFA-Grimshaw, UFA-Peace River, Jamie Bryce-Deadwood, Dixonville General Store, and the County of Northern Lights Services Building. Starting Dec 7th the snowplow flags will be available at the Keg River Landfill during operating hours.

Haul Agreements

The activity of removing or hauling sand or gravel from County sites falls under the Community Aggregate Payment Levy Bylaw No. 06-32-177 and requires an agreement to provide timely reporting to the County.

MAINTENANCE

Report a Maintenance Issue Program

The County of Northern Lights encourages residents to report any on-site or general issues that would require attention from the County. This would include, but is not limited to, culvert problems, downed signage, road damage, etc. that is on County property.

Emergency Management

The safety coordinator manages and promotes the County safety program to ensure that workplace health and safety is maintained in accordance with the Provincial Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and the County safety policies. This entails performing inspections of worksites, facilities, investigating incidents/accidents, holding safety meetings, arranging safety courses for staff, coordinating requirements under the Provincial/Federal Commercial Vehicle Safety Compliance for our heavy equipment fleet that applies to this program, organizing annual staff safety orientation.

 

Safety Coordinator -Jules Miclette
780-836-3348 EXT. 226 or 780-836-0158
Email: miclettej@countyofnorthernlights.com

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