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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Snow Removal & Ice Control Policy Survey! We had an impressive 373 participants. The Town will share the results with the public soon.
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.
Winter is coming *sigh*, we kindly remind residents to be familiar with the snow and ice removal policy and snow removal routes to ensure that clearing is a smooth process all season long:
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.
"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 and/or windrows are removed.
(Snow removal will take place in the order indicated)
Fri., Feb. 26
Mon., Mar. 1
Coachman Way North of Cedar Square
Minto St. East of Broadway
South St. East of Broadway
Shull St. East of Broadway
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!
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.
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!