Roads & Transportation Services

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 Main Roads. Any concerns regarding Alberta Transportation highways, please contact 1.877.875.3263.

Provincial Road Construction Projects

For Alberta Transportation's latest road construction reports see  511.alberta.ca.

Road Construction/Closures

Vista Trail/Leung Road - Phase 1

Road construction has started along Vista Trail and Leung Road! This will be the site of a 360-meter long connector road (Duncan Ave) that will go through All-Star Park and will provide parking and access to the new high school.

Phase 1 construction will be completed at the end of the fall.
See drawings here.

Road Closures: Starting July 7, Leung Road from Laurel Close to the All-Star Park Acces will be closed to thru traffic. Only local access will be permitted. Please see our detour traffic route here.

Womacks Rd / Gregg Street Realignment

The Womacks Rd / Gregg Street Realignment and Eagle Builders Centre parking lot will be starting the second week in June and go until the end of fall.

For more information, please click here.

Road Closures: Starting June 21, Border Paving and our underground contractor will be closing a section of Broadway Ave. During this time we are going to detour traffic as shown here.

Road Updates

Minto Street/Broadway Ave

Please be advised that the intersection of Broadway Ave and Minto Street will no longer be a four-way stop as of Wednesday, August 4.

Road crews will be removing the north and south stop signs on Broadway and will be installing pedestrian crossing lights. This road update is to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow.

Minto Street west and east stop signs will remain.

Street Cleaning and Drainage

Road maintenance to keep storm drains open and to clean the streets of 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. 

Street Sweeping Schedule

"No parking" signs will be placed 24 hours before work is to commence and residents are reminded to be cognizant of signage and move vehicles to expedite the process.

Please do not park on the street until the signs are removed. 

(Street Sweeping will take place in the order indicated)

   

Please note: The above schedule is weather-dependent and is subject to change, especially in Alberta!

Road Repairs and Maintenance

Depending on the site-specific conditions, road repairs and maintenance can include pot hole filling, crack sealing, spray patching, alley and roadway grading, and asphalt re-surfacing may be occurring during various times the year. Please be aware of construction signage and work zones throughout Town and be patient to allow our workers to complete these important repair and maintenance activities safely. Our Public Works team always appreciate a friendly wave and positive words from our residents!

Snow Removal

Thank you to our residents for your cooperation with snow removal this year. 

  • We ask that all residents keep the streets clear of vehicles during plowing. No Parking signs will be placed 24 hours before snow removal to allow time to remove vehicles. Vehicles that are not moved will be towed.
  • If you are away for an extended time, you are asked to move vehicles on off-street parking.
  • Keep sidewalks clear of ice and snow within 48 hours of snowfall.

Please refer to the Snow & Ice Maintenance Policy and the Snow Removal Route Map for full details on the policies and procedures for snow removal in the Town of Blackfalds.

Salted Sand

Salted sand is now located at the Abbey Centre (4500 Womacks Rd).
 
If you are in need of some salted sand, please bring a pail to the bin and help yourself!