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 contact us at 403.948.8415.
From May to October, the Roads department paints approximately 50 kilometres of lane markings and 10 kilometres of crosswalks and directional arrow markings.
NOTE: Some of this work is completed at night to minimize traffic disruptions.
The Roads department maintains all traffic signals. Please report any issues of timing, lights not working or flashing to Roads 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. See New Traffic Signals to find out what new traffic signals are scheduled for installation.
FortisAlberta is currently replacing 268 direct buried streetlights in Airdrie that were originally installed between 1974 and 1988 without base support. The steel in the original lights will eventually rust out, causing safety concerns.
These streetlights will be removed and replaced with a new streetlight base and standard. This project is expected to be done by the end of August.
This process has minimal environmental impact but it may impact landscaping and paved areas in some neighbourhoods.
Please be cautious around equipment and when walking around trenches etc.
All streetlights have a dedicated power sources so there should be no impact to power.
FortisAlberta has contracted TC Infrastructure Services LTD. They will be replacing streetlights and posting information boards when they are in your area.
Residents can call 310-WIRE (9473) if they have questions or concerns.
The City has over 5,448 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 click here to go to the 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. Click here for the 2018 LED streetlight conversion FAQ document.
Airdrie will save approx. 1,356,000 kWh/year
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
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.