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.
UPDATE March 2, 2020 - Public works will be concentrating their efforts on emergency routes and making sure they are plowed and sanded after the latest snowfall.
Storm drains will be addressed as needed and the public are urged to phone the public works line if they notice an issue with puddling of water.
Feb 19, 2020 -Public Works will be sanding roads as needed but will not undertake any snow removal as of yet as the criteria for snow removal on the priority routes have not been met as outlined in the snow removal policy.
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.
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.
Future Womacks / Gregg Street Road and Rail Improvements Presentation
How to Use a Roundabout website
Alberta Transportation Roundabout page
Transportation Master Plan