Traffic Controls

The Roads department is responsible for all traffic control devices throughout the City.

 

Traffic signs

The Roads department maintains all city-owned signs, such as regulatory, stop, yield and school zone signs.

If you notice that a sign that is missing, defaced or damaged, please contact Public Works at 403.948.8415 to investigate.

 

Traffic markings

From May to October, the Roads Department paints approximately 50 kilometres of lane markings and 10 kilometres of crosswalks and directional arrow markings.

The majority of this work is completed at night to minimize traffic disruptions.

 

Traffic signals

The Roads Department maintains all traffic signals. Please report any issues of timing, lights not working or flashing to Public Works at 403.948.8415.

Engineering Services monitors intersections and roadways to ensure traffic signals and pedestrian corridors are installed when required both by volume and feasibility. New traffic signals are scheduled for installation in 2018.

 

Street lights

The City has over 5,448 street lights along our road network. Street lights are maintained by FortisAlberta. If you notice a light problem you can call their customer service team at 403.310.WIRE (9473) or click here to go to the Fortis interactive streetlight map to report the issue.

Starting in June 2018, FortisAlberta will be converting 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. Click here for the 2018 LED streetlight conversion FAQ document.

Environmental Impacts

  • Airdrie will save approx. 1,356,000 kWh/year
  • Equivalent to:
    • Taking 185 cars off the road
    • Operating 174 homes
    • Planting 39,780 trees per year
  • HPS recycled components
  • Dark Sky Friendly - up light rating is zero
 

A step towards sustainability

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:

  • Use 80 per cent less energy, thereby saving money and reducing CO2 emissions
  • Are brighter and more visible under all driving conditions and last five times longer, reducing the risk of traffic signal failure

If you have traffic safety concerns, please make a request to the Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) to assess or complete the form below.

 

Contact us


P. 403.948.8415

F. 403.948.8403

Hours


Public Works
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
CLOSED
Public Works After Hours
Monday to Friday
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday
CLOSED
LABOUR DAY
Sep 3, 2018:
CLOSED