Streets & sidewalks
Airdrie has hundreds of kilometres of sidewalk, and this number is growing with every new subdivision constructed. Engineering Services reviews sidewalk plans to provide residents with a safe and economical means of transportation.
In new developments sidewalks are maintained by developers until the City takes over ownership. During Final Acceptance Clearance (FAC) inspections, sidewalks are held to City design standards and replaced or repaired as necessary. After FAC approval, sidewalk repair and maintenance is done during local improvements or as part of the Public Works annual concrete replacement program.
Sidewalk snow removal is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of the property. Properties are to be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours of the last snow fall. Snow or ice from your sidewalk or driveway cannot be deposited onto City roadways or public places. If you have concerns about any sidewalks which may be snow covered or icy, please contact Airdrie Municipal Enforcement.
Engineering Services reviews street plans for all new subdivisions within the city to ensure current and future commuter needs are met.
Developers are responsible for monitoring and keeping the streets clean until the City takes over ownership. Once approval has been received, Public Works is responsible for maintaining city streets. Public Works has an annual spring cleaning program and will further monitor roadways and clean on an as-needed basis.
To report a street light problem:
- Use the FortisAlberta online form (you require the service location of the street light); or
- Call FortisAlberta customer service team toll free at 403.310.WIRE (403.310.9473)
The Public Works snow removal policy determines how roadways are maintained to maximize resources, minimize cost and ensure safe access for residents and emergency vehicles.