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Road, alley and sidewalk maintenance

The City of Airdrie Roads department maintains and repairs roads, back lanes and sidewalks.

The Roads department provides a safe and reliable roadway network by:

  • Repairing roads, back lanes, sidewalks, curbs and gutters
  • Annual street sweeping
  • Managing snow and ice
  • Installation of traffic and pedestrian signals, signs and line markings.

From April to October, repairs are undertaken on roads, back lanes, curbs, gutters and sidewalks identified in the regular patrols and annual survey of conditions. Repairs are prioritized and the most severe ones are scheduled first. Work is performed as weather permits.

Gravel alley maintenance

Maintenance grading begins after completion of the street sweeping program, (mid June) weather permitting.

Grading is done to improve drainage, rutting and reduce potholes. All gravel alleys throughout the City will be graded at least once (if required) and re-assessed for additional maintenance as required.

In some circumstances dust supressant may be applied to mitigate dust. (ie. around a playground)

The Roads department asks that you remove vehicles and other items from the alley that may impede maintenance (Traffic Bylaw No. B-14/2016 2020 Consolidation (pdf))

Report alley or roadway conditions

Have you noticed changes to the roadway near your property? There are situations where residents are encouraged to contact the City about roadway conditions:

  • Sinking storm drains where asphalt has sunk or has cracked
  • the asphalt has heaved creating a bump in the road
  • a sink hole is forming 
  • large cracks 

For loose or missing manhole covers call Water services at:403.948.8871

Sidewalks and gutters

The Roads department completes an annual sidewalk rehabilitation program that starts in the spring. 

Depending on the severity of the damage and safety considerations, locations are identified and classified based on the following priority:
Priority 1 Poor condition. Priority 1 areas are typically scheduled for replacement within the current budget year.
Priority 2 Average condition, not an immediate safety concern. Priority 2 areas are re-inspected annually.
Priority 3 Good condition, 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.