Maintenance & repairs



Streets are maintained and repaired to provide vehicle traffic a safe, reliable road network and to extend the longevity of Airdrie‚Äôs 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
  • Graded twice a year and on an as needed basis to ensure proper drainage and an even surface, gravel is added as deemed necessary
  • Calcium chloride may be used as a dust suppressing agent
  • Potholes patched similar to those that would occur in the street
How you can help
  • Relocate any vehicles parked in the back lane to allow the grader room to work
  • Remove any garbage from the back of your property

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:
Priority 1
  • These are locations considered in poor condition
  • Priority 1 areas are typically scheduled for replacement within the current budget year
Priority 2
  • These are locations considered in average condition or where the issue is not an immediate safety concern
  • Priority 2 areas are re-inspected annually
Priority 3
  • These are locations considered good and the issue is not a safety concern
  • This generally includes aesthetic issues such as chips, hairline cracking and minor settlements
  • Priority 3 areas are monitored on a bi-annual basis

Small scale repairs are done by City crews and allows for a quicker response to single section repairs.


Rural roads

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.


Contact us

P. 403.948.8415

F. 403.948.8403