Streets & Roads
Roads are a priority for Athabasca County and each year the municipality directs resources towards the upkeep of existing roads, improving others and clearing snow from them in the winter.
Our focus is safety and because we have over 2,400 kilometres of roads to maintain we have to prioritize all needed work with projects from all over the County big and small.
Below is a selection of information to help everyone understand some of the programs we offer and how they are administered.
Dust Control Programs
Cost-Shared Dust Control Program
Each year County Council approves a Cost-Shared Dust Control Program for properties adjacent to graveled County roads. Residents may apply to have a spot treatment of dust suppressant applied on the County road in front of their residence approximately 200 meters in length.
Fees to participate
The 2020 fee to participate in the program is $315 ($300 + GST). The fee is based on costs from the product supplier and can vary from year to year.
No guarantee is implied with regards to the effectiveness of the dust control and the County reserves the right to grade the road if surface conditions require it. The County reserves the right to refuse an application if it is deemed that the roadway has sufficient residual dust control product from previous years.
Who is eligible
Both rural residences and businesses can apply:
- Rural properties/residences must have a permanent dwelling on them;
- Eligible businesses must be adjacent to the roadway and be regularly occupied by employees and/or customers.
If you are not eligible for the cost-shared program, or would like to request a length outside of the standard 200 meters, contact the Infrastructure Services Department:
780-675-2273 | 1-844-662-2273 | email@example.com
Due to scheduling timelines, all applications and payments must be received in our office prior to the deadline each year in order to be eligible for this program. Applications received after the deadline may be accepted, however an additional fee of $50 will be added to the regular rate. All late applications will be reviewed to determine scheduling. The County has the right to refuse applications after the deadline.
How to Apply
To apply for the Cost Shared Dust Control Program, you can download and fill out an application form by clicking on the link below. All residents that applied for the program in 2018 &/or 2019, will receive an application form by mail. Only applications that are paid for in full will be accepted.
Due to the Athabasca County Administration Office being closed to the public until further notice, paper applications can only be accepted by mail and must be accompanied with payment by cheque or money order. Applications can also be accepted by email or fax with credit card payment taken over the phone.
Overweight/Dimensional Haul Permits
Effective January 7, 2019, Athabasca County has become a Roadata Services Municipal Partner. Permit applications must be done online using the TRAVIS Web System or through a designated TRAVIS Web agent.
For municipal permits only, please contact Roadata Services:
- Heavy Haul & Provincial Permits 1-888-444-9288
- Service Rig Permits 1-888-830-7623
- All Other Permit Types 1-888-730-3745
Commercial Haul Requests
In order to maintain the integrity of County roads, agreements are required when a particular or unexpected use of the road system occurs from hauling. Request forms, available at the links below, outline the information needed for issuance of haul agreements. These requests allow the County to review and authorize the use of the roads, with conditions, to ensure the safety of contractors and the travelling public while protecting our infrastructure.
ORDER BY ATHABASCA COUNTY
ORDER NO. 01/2020
Defining Maximum Allowable Weights Permitted on Certain Municipal Roads
PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY granted under the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act and By-Law 009-2018, the County Council orders that effective:
8:00 am on Friday, March 27, 2020
PERCENTAGE AXLE WEIGHTS FOR ROADWAYS ARE:
RGE RD 173.3 – Oiled
(Caslan North Rd) – From Caslan
North to the Provincial Campground
RGE RD 174 – Gravel
(Atmore South) – From Provincial Highway #55
South to Provincial Highway #855
RGE RD 174.6 – Paved
(Golden Noddings Rd) – From Provincial Highway #663
North to Golden Noddings Acres Subdivision
RGE RD 225.5 – Oiled
(Westwind Trailer Park Rd) – From Township Road 660,
North for 400 meters
TWP RD 672 – Paved
(Grosmont Rd) – From Provincial Highway #2
West to Range Road 242
TWP RD 665 – Paved
(Pine Grove Rd) – From Provincial Highway #813
West to Pine Grove Subdivision
TWP RD 660 – Paved
(South Athabasca Rd/ Aspen Ridge Rd) – Provincial Highway #2,
West to Range Road 225.5, East to Landing Trail
TWP RD 654 – Paved
(Century Road) – From Provincial Highway #2
East to Township Road 652
TWP RD 654 – Paved
(Skeleton Narrows Rd) – From Provincial Highway #63
East to Paradise Valley Drive
TWP RD 670 – Paved
(Whispering Hills Rd) – From Provincial Highway #2
West to Summer Village of Whispering Hills
TWP RD 634/RGE RD 233 – Fibremat
(Perryvale Hamlet Access) – From Highway #2
Eastward 2.5 km to Perryvale Hamlet
TWP RD 712 – Paved
(Breynat Hamlet Access) – From Highway #63
Westward to Range Road 171
All Paved/Fibremat/Oiled Streets Subdivisions
Atmore, Breynat, Caslan, Colinton, Grassland, Perryvale, Rochester & Wandering River
All Paved/Fibremat/Oiled Streets
For more Road Ban information on roadways under the control of Athabasca County contact our Infrastructure Services Department:
780-675-2273 | 1-844-662-2273 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Athabasca County has within its boundaries an extensive network of roads and highways that ensure the safe, efficient movement of goods and people throughout the region.
The list of Provincial Highways maintained by Alberta Transportation within Athabasca County include all one, two and three digit highways:
- Hwy. 55
- Hwy. 63
- Hwy. 661
- Hwy. 663
- Hwy. 812
- Hwy. 813
- Hwy. 827
- Hwy. 831
- Hwy. 855 (gravel)
If you have any question about provincial highways please visit Alberta Transportation
The Public Works Department offers snowplowing of private residential driveways. Athabasca County uses a snowplow flag system to indicate when driveway clearing is requested. A Residential Snowplowing Hold Harmless Agreement must be signed by the landowner before flags can be purchased. Each flag is $50 and good for one driveway plowing.
This service shall be undertaken at the discretion of the County and only after public roads have been fully cleared of snow. Property owners are responsible for informing renters/purchasers/potential purchasers of any Residential Snowplowing Agreements that are in place.
An inspection of the driveway may be required to identify hazards for the grader in order to prevent damage to the driveway and County equipment. Athabasca County reserves the right to refuse clearing of a private driveway should the conditions not suit the safe removal of snow by the operator.
Residential Driveway Grading
A program for grading of private residential driveways is offered by the Public Works Department. Grading of private driveways takes place at the discretion of the County and when equipment and operators are available to conduct the work. The property owner must sign a Residential Driveway Hold Harmless Agreement prior to any work being done.
Athabasca County reserves the right to refuse to grade any private driveway which, in the operator’s opinion, will be hazardous or difficult to grade. The County offers no warranty or guarantee of the work being carried out, and the invoiced amount shall be for the hourly cost of operating the grader with a minimum charge of one half hour.
Public Works office
After-Hours Emergency Line
Norm De Wet
Director of Infrastructure Services