Snowplowing & Winter Maintenance
After an average snowstorm you can expect:
• paved and oiled roads should be plowed, and major intersections sanded within the first 24 hours.
• gravel roads should be cleared within 72 hours.
After a severe snowstorm or continued windy conditions you can expect that paved, oiled and gravel roads may take longer to clear and sand.
County personnel are accessible 24 hours a day to respond to your road concerns.
During office hours please call 780-939-8252 or use the online feedback form.
Proposed Sanding & Snowplowing Map
After hours, please call 780-498-9847 and leave a message with your name, phone number and municipal address. Your message will be passed along to the On-Call Supervisor. Sturgeon County’s Transportation department is responsible for plowing municipal roads.
Please drive with caution, be patient and travel safe.
Sturgeon County’s Transportation department is responsible for plowing municipal roads.
The County has a fleet of 10 graders, equipped with snow wings and V plows and a fleet of 5 plow trucks with sanders. This equipment is supplemented with up to four construction graders in the event of a major storm or equipment breakdown.
The County maintains approximately 275 km of paved or oiled roads and approximately 1500 km of gravel roads. The paved/oiled roads are normally maintained using truck plows and the gravel roads using graders.
Alberta Transportation is responsible for plowing numbered Provincial Highways in the County.
For more information, visit www.transportation.alberta.ca/
Provincial highways in Sturgeon County are listed below and their contracted maintenance provider is Carillion Canada Inc. 1-800-390-2242.
- Provincial Highway 2
- Provincial Highway 15
- Provincial Highway 28
- Provincial Highway 28A
- Provincial Highway 37
- Provincial Highway 44
- Provincial Highway 633
- Provincial Highway 642
- Provincial Highway 643
- Provincial Highway 651
- Provincial Highway 779
- Provincial Highway 803
- Provincial Highway 825
- Provincial Highway 38
- Provincial Highway 644
- Provincial Highway 829
- Provincial Highway 28
from RR 223A East to County Boundary
Individual residents that remove snow from their driveways must not push the snow across the road; this can cause gravel loss and create unsafe road conditions. Residents who push snow across the roadway may be fined for creating unsafe road conditions. When pushing snow towards the road, residents are asked to push the snow to the right side of their driveway so that the grader does not push it back in to the driveway when the local road is done.
Snowplowing or grading of private driveways will be provided at a full cost recovery service only after all County roads are opened at a fee of $85 per request.
Driveways will only be cleared after all gravelled roads are complete and only for those individuals who call the office and request the service. Residents who are interested in this service are asked to contact the Transportation department at at 780-939-8252 to sign an agreement and discuss payment options.
Please note, as the County uses large equipment, this service is only available to rural customers. Driveways in multi-lot subdivisions will not be plowed by County crews and residents should contact private operators for service.
For a list of private operators who provide snowplowing services, please contact the Transportation department at 780-939-8252. To download a copy of the agreement, please visit the forms page.
Residents that use private garbage pickup are asked to please ensure that your bins are not on the road as it may impede snow removal.Sturgeon County does appreciate your cooperation in assisting our work crews to ensure that the roadways are kept clear of these bins.
When snow accumulates on oiled and paved roads our trucks are deployed to plow and sand the roads. Sanding priority is on hills, curves, intersections and railroad crossings.
Priorities are main grid roads followed by subdivisions.
Plowing of gravel roads generally commences when snowfall accumulation reaches 100 – 150 mm. Our goal is to clear the local roads within 72 hours at least 80% of the time.
After a severe snowstorm or continued windy conditions, paved, oiled and gravel roads may take longer to clear and sand.
Sanding of gravel roads is not normally done. In extremely icy conditions some sanding at intersections, railway crossings, hills and curves may be done.
For more information on snowplowing and graveling, contact Transportation Services at 780-939-8252 or 1-866-939-9303 or after-hours at 780-498-9847.