The Roads department maintains all city-owned signs, such as regulatory, stop, yield and school zone signs.
If you notice that a sign is missing, defaced or damaged, please .
The City is retrofitting existing traffic and pedestrian signal displays with new light-emitting diode (LED) technology to save money, enhance traffic safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Compared to conventional incandescent bulbs, LEDs:
The City has 6,162 street lights along our road network. Street lights are maintained by FortisAlberta. If you notice a light problem please call their customer service team at 403.310.WIRE (9473) or visit Fortis interactive streetlight map to report the issue.
In June 2018, FortisAlberta converted 3,250 (approx.) street lights to LED.
Since the beginning of 2016, the lighting standard for FortisAlberta has changed to LED, including street lights and decorative lights. 2018 LED streetlight conversion (pdf) .
Airdrie will save approx. 1,356,000 kWh/year
The Roads department maintains all traffic signals. Please report any issues of timing, lights not working or flashing to Roads at 403.948.8415.
There are two new traffic signals budgeted for 2022. The traffic signals will be located at 40 Avenue & Reynolds Gate and 40 Avenue & Coopers Boulevard. These signals will be part of the approved 40 Avenue roadworks project to expand the arterial road to 6-lanes between Reynolds Gate and 8th Street.
Engineering Services routinely evaluates intersections and roadways to determine if the installation of traffic signals and pedestrian lights are required. A traffic signal or pedestrian signal warrant procedure is applied to determine the need for new traffic control devices such as traffic signals and pedestrian corridor upgrades.
Traffic signal locations are based on the Canadian traffic signal warrant program. When an intersection exceeds certain criteria and a traffic signal is warranted, the City budgets and plans to have the traffic signal installed. A traffic signal warrant incorporates characteristics such as geometry, operating parameters, local demographics as well as pedestrian and vehicular volumes.
Should an intersection meet the warrant criteria in the current year, the City will budget for and construct a traffic signal in the following year.
Airdrie has several pedestrian corridors marked with signs, overhead signals and side-mounted lights. New signalized locations are selected based on yearly pedestrian control quide studies. The pedestrian control guide considers: