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.

Take the Snow Removal & Ice Control Policy Survey! Survey ends Sept. 23.

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

Highway 2A south of Highway 597 near Blackfalds bridge deck work August 17 to October 5 (weekdays only). Traffic lights at each end of the bridge to alternate traffic. Traffic is expected to stop under 2 minutes each time. Speed reduction through the work zone is 50km/h.

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

Road Repairs and Maintenance

Now that summer is here, our Public Works staff are out completing road repairs and maintenance throughout Town. 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. 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!

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. 

Snow Removal

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

Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy Survey

Updating the Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy 119/15 was identified as a priority for the Town of Blackfalds.

This survey is intended to identify residents satisfaction with current snow removal, areas for improvement, and expected levels of service. The responses to this survey will be used to update this Policy and implement the level of service that are most important to our residents.

Survey runs from August 14 - September 15, 2020.