Maintenance & repairs
Streets are maintained and repaired to provide vehicle traffic a safe, reliable road network and to extend the longevity of Airdrie’s streets.
|Street maintenance & repairs|
|Potholes||Patched with either hot or cold mix products depending on time of year|
|Resurfacing asphalt||Improves the smooth surface for vehicles, a less costly alternative to reconstruction|
|Crack sealing||Prevents water from penetrating down and damaging the road base|
|Gravel perimeter roads||
Grading is performed as needed to maintain proper drainage and an even surface. Calcium chloride is applied for dust control
Public Works is responsible for gravel and asphalt alleys. Alleys are maintained to ease back lane use. Lanes that are determined to have poor drainage may be reconstructed. Alleys are graded on a regular basis.
The condition of alley aprons are assessed and necessary repairs considered as part of the sidewalk maintenance program.
|Alley maintenance & repairs|
|How you can help||
Sidewalks & gutters
Public Works completes an annual sidewalk rehabilitation program which commences in the spring once weather conditions allow. The sidewalk maintenance program is carried out to provide a reasonable, safe walking surface for pedestrians.
|Depending on the severity of the damage and safety considerations, the locations are identified and then classified based on the following priority basis:|
Small scale repairs are done by City crews and allows for a quicker response to single section repairs.
Rural roads are maintained by grading and dust abatement. Grading is done as necessary to reduce rutting and potholes; gravel is added as required to maintain the roads to a rural standard. Calcium chloride is applied on an annual basis on either side of rural residences' driveway approaches to reduce the amount of dust.
Find out more about dust control, including how to apply for additional dust control.
Road debris & deceased animals
Public Works removes all debris such as garbage, broken glass and furniture as well as deceased animals from roadways and ditches.
If you have questions regarding a missing pet that may be deceased, contact Public Works.