Maintenance & repairs

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.

 

Potholes

Repairing potholes is a big part of maintaining Airdrie’s roads.

Did you know the hot asphalt mix normally used for pothole repairs can't be used until the ground thaws?

Although dry pavement and warm weather is needed for a lasting fix, our crews use a cold mix material to temporarily fix potholes during cold weather. Although this fix is less durable, it helps us address safety concerns for motorists.

Pothole repairs are prioritized based on type of roadway (arterial, collector or residential).


If you see a pothole, please report it to the Roads department here.

 

Roads

The Roads department is responsible for road maintenance and repairs.  Preventative maintenance extends the service life of roads. 

Maintenance or repairs may include:
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 and damaging the road base.
Rural gravel roads

Grading is performed as needed to maintain proper drainage and a smooth riding surface. Calcium chloride may be applied for dust control or road stabilization as required (see Rural Roads section below).

 

Back lanes

The Roads department is responsible for gravel and asphalt lanes. Lanes that are determined to have poor drainage may be reconstructed.

Lane apron condition is assessed and necessary repairs are considered as part of the seasonal maintenance program. 

Maintenance and repairs may include:
Gravel lane

Graded twice a year and on an as-needed basis to ensure proper drainage and an even surface. Gravel is added as deemed necessary.

Asphalt lane

Pothole patching.

How residents
can help

Relocate any vehicles parked in the lane to allow the grader room to work. Remove any garbage from the back of your property.  Trim branches that overhang from your property into the lane.

 

Sidewalks & 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.

 

Rural roads

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 driveways to reduce the amount of dust for qualified residents.

Find out more about dust control, including how to apply for additional dust control.

 

Environmental debris management

The Roads department removes debris such as garbage, broken glass, furniture and dead animals from roadways and ditches. 

If you have questions regarding a missing pet that may be deceased, contact the Parks department.

 

Local improvements

Are you interested in having your back alley paved? Does your street need a new sidewalk? Maybe you feel your neighbourhood needs more street lighting? These are examples of 'local improvements.' Any property owner can request local improvements. Visit local Improvements for more information.

 

Contact us


P. 403.948.8415

F. 403.948.8403

Hours


Roads and Water
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
CLOSED
Roads and Water After Hours
Monday to Friday
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday
12 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.