The Town provides many roadway services to the residents and businesses in Blackfalds including: installing street signage; patching, crack filling, and line painting on roads; street sweeping; snow plowing, removal & sanding; and grading of back lanes.
The provincial highways that intersect and border the Town of Blackfalds: Highways 2, 2A, and 597 are maintained by Alberta Highway Services.
With the kids back to school, the Town wants to remind everyone that school and playground zones are in effect. Please note that the two separate 30 km/h zones on Womacks Rd have been changed to be one continuous zone from Lansdowne Avenue to Vista Trail.
Street Cleaning and Drainage
Road maintenance to keep storm drains open and to clean the streets of the sand and debris that accumulates in the winter takes place each spring. The storm water drainage basins are often steamed repeatedly to minimize the formation of large puddles.
When the road surface is dry enough, the streets are swept to prevent the storm sewers from clogging and to maintain a safer, clean surface for driving and cycling. The surfaces done each spring include:
Town-owned roads that are finished with asphalt
hard-surfaced boulevards & medians
sidewalks & walkways that are plowed in the winter
public facility parking lots: Civic Centre, Multi-Plex, Abbey Centre, and Community Centre
Street cleaning adds to the beauty and safety of our community and minimizes our environmental footprint, but can produce noise and dust. Community members are thanked for their understanding while this work is done and are asked to limit their on street parking and be mindful when placing their waste & recycling carts at this time.
Periodic sweeping continues throughout the summer until the Thanksgiving weekend, as required. Check out the Spring Street Sweeping Schedule (2017) for more information.