Leduc County

Roads

Leduc County's dedicated staff maintain approximately 2,122 kilometres of roadway, including 1,851 kilometres of gravel road and 361 kilometres of asphalt-surfaced road. The Government of Alberta is responsible for the maintenance of all numbered highways, while Leduc County is responsible for all other roads within the county.

Submit a road concern.

Contact

Phone: 780-979-6185
After-hours road/water emergencies: 780-955-7226
Fax: 780-955-7814
Email: PWE@leduc-county.com

Approach guidelines

An approach links a private parcel of land to a county road. Parcels of land equal to or less than 10 acres (four hectares) are limited to one access approach. Any larger parcels of land are limited to two access approaches.

If approved, the approach must be constructed to Leduc County specifications and must receive final approval from Leduc County upon completion. Any access approach not approved by Leduc County Public Works and Engineering will be removed at the expense of the registered landowner.

View/download the approach application and guidelines

Construction and road notices

Upcoming/current projects:

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1110 5 Street, Nisku Hydrovac and directional drilling Nov. 13 Nov. 17 Short term partial closure
Sparrow Drive and 13 Avenue Hydrovac and backhoe sitting on southbound shoulder Nov. 7 Nov. 15 Partial closure
5 Street and 30 Ave. (Township Road 510 intersection) Road work Nov. 7 Jan. 31, 2018 Traffic reduced to one lane
Township Road 510 west of Range Road 252 Installation of 19 culverts  Oct. 25 Nov. 15 Temporary road closures along Township 510; access to and from Highway 19 and 41 Avenue will be open and marked with detour signage.
         
Airport Road; between 400 and 800 metres east of Range Road 250 Connection new transmission infrastructure to old transmission infrastructure Oct. 5 Nov. 15 Partial closure; short term
4th Street, Nisku Re-build road structure and install fire hydrants Sept. 1  Dec. 1  Short term partial closure
Range Road 250C, 251 and 251B from Township Road 510 to Highway 19 Highway 19 twinning Aug. 18, 2017 Oct. 30, 2019 Long-term, full closure; please visit Alberta Transportation for more information.
Highway 19 Road expansion May November Please visit Alberta Transportation for more information.

2017 surfacing program

Dust suppression

Dust suppression is a method of stabilizing the light materials on the surface of a gravel road. Once applied, the dust that would normally be generated from passing vehicles is minimized.

Leduc County residents who live beside county gravel roads are eligible for dust suppression services. Following the submission of the dust suppression application form and prepayment of the calculated fee, Leduc County will apply dust suppression strips to the identified road surface. Please note that the scheduling of this work will be subject to the county's regular dust suppression program priorities and will be combined with other requests in the same geographical area as much as possible to maximize cost effectiveness.

Dust suppression will be undertaken in accordance with Leduc County's Dust Suppression Fees for Service policy. 

Calcium Chloride (CaCl) dust suppression

Download the application

As per the Dust Suppression Fees for Service policy, all residents desiring a calcium chloride dust control product on the county road adjacent to their residence will be required to complete an application form and prepay a fee of $341.21, plus GST, for the first 122 metres (400 feet); Leduc County provides a subsidy of $618.30, or 65 per cent, for this strip. Dust suppression requested beyond 122 metres (400 feet) will be charged at $7.99 per metre, plus GST.

Two applications of product will be applied for every residence applying for this dust suppression product. Application of the dust suppression product will begin once road bans come off and weather conditions allow. The second dust suppression application will be applied approximately six weeks following the first round.

Incorporated DL10 dust suppression

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As per the Dust Suppression Fees for Service policy, all residents desiring an incorporated DL10 dust control product on the county road adjacent to their residence will be required to complete an application form and to prepay a fee of $2,929.90, plus GST, for the first 122 metres (400 feet). Leduc County provides a subsidy of $618.30 for this strip. Dust suppression requested beyond 122 metres (400 feet) will be charged at $29.21 per metre, plus GST. This product is warranted one year from the date of application.

Road bans

Road bans are applied annually by Leduc County in an effort to protect Leduc County road infrastructure when it is at its weakest. Each spring, local roads in Leduc County may be banned at a reduced axle weight. These bans will be posted in a Vehicle Axle Weight Order. Generally, bans are lifted depending on weather conditions throughout late May or early June.

Effective Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8 a.m., road bans are lifted for most local roads in Leduc County. View the Vehicle Axle Weight Order and corresponding map.

Those wishing to haul equipment/materials in excess of road bans must contact RoaData or call 1-888-444-9288, to obtain permits.

Note to agricultural producers and commercial haulers: if you are planning to haul grain or other cereal crops, you must get a permit (should your load weights exceed road bans). You may be eligible for a free road ban exemption permit, allowing you to haul during road ban season. Contact RoaData or call 1-888-444-9288, to obtain this permit.

No Truck Route bylaw

In addition to road bans, Leduc County has a No Truck Route bylaw, which prohibits trucks from travelling on designated portions of roadway in an effort to preserve and protect road infrastructure. View the bylaw for a list of roadways covered in the bylaw, or view the No Truck Route bylaw map. The bylaw does not apply to trucks travelling to or from premises which are located along a designated route, or a truck operated by or under hire by Leduc County for snow removal, road building/maintenance or maintenance of county property.

Road bans FAQs

When are bans placed on county roads?
Generally, road bans are placed on Leduc County roads in late March or April depending on weather conditions.

How do I know what percentage a road is banned at?
An updated list is posted above, providing information on the roads in the county and their associated ban percentages. Road bans vary depending on the specified road and area of the county.

Does Leduc County have roads that are banned year-round?
Yes. All roads that have a cold-mix surface located in any subdivision in Leduc County are banned at 75 per cent throughout the year. If you require a permit to haul above the posted legal limit please call RoaData at 1-888-444-9288 to arrange for a special permit. This permit may be subject to approval based on weather conditions and review with the public works area foreman.

Are there any other road bans I should be aware of?
In addition to road bans, Leduc County has a No Truck Route bylaw, which prohibits trucks from travelling on designated portions of roadway in an effort to preserve and protect road infrastructure. View the bylaw for a list of roadways covered in the bylaw, or view the No Truck Route bylaw map. The bylaw does not apply to trucks travelling to or from premises which are located along a designated route, or a truck operated by or under hire by Leduc County for snow removal, road building/maintenance or maintenance of county property.

I'm an agricultural producer. How do road bans impact me?
If you are planning to haul grain or other cereal crops, you must get a permit (should your load weights exceed road bans). You may be eligible for a free road ban exemption permit, allowing you to haul during road ban season. Contact RoaData or call 1-888-444-9288, to obtain this permit.

How do I know when the road bans have been lifted?
An updated Vehicle Axle Weight Order is posted above indicating the increase of allowable percentages. Generally, bans are lifted sometime in late May or early June, depending on weather conditions for that particular year.

Does my Government of Alberta permit allow me to operate above the posted ban limits? 
No. You must obtain permission from Leduc County any time you wish to haul a load that is above the ban limit. A special permit may be granted depending on weather conditions and approval of the public works area foreman.

Road permits

As of Oct.1, 2012, RoaData Services Ltd. has assisted Leduc County with road permits. It manages the provincial TRAVIS Web system on behalf of Leduc County as well as provides permit approvals for permits not available through TRAVIS Web, such as Service Rig Moves, County TAC, Fleet Tri-Drive and Steering Annual permits. Approval fees range in price and will be charged for each permit issued, with the exception of those issued for the Nisku Industrial Business Park.

View/download Leduc County's TAC brochure.

As per the Traffic Safety Act and associated regulations, a vehicle used for farming operations is considered a commercial vehicle and must abide by legislation for commercial vehicles. This means that farm vehicles over a certain height, weight and width may require a permit when transporting cargo and all cargo must be properly secured. Vehicles with farm plates are still considered to be commercial vehicles and must abide by legislation for commercial vehicles. 

View/download Leduc County's farm equipment on roads brochure.

View Alberta Transportation's Carrier Services FAQs

Contact RoaData Services Ltd.

Service rigs: 1-888-830-7623
Heavy haul: 1-888-444-9288
Drilling rigs: 1-888-730-3745
Fax: 403-341-7467
Email: permits@roadata.com

Overweight permits

An overweight permit is required anytime an individual is requesting to move a load that is above the maximum allowable weight on a local district road within Leduc County. It is up to each vehicle operator to determine what amount you are provincially permitted to carry and advise Leduc County if you need to use any roads within the area including those in the Nisku Industrial Business Park.

You must have your Government of Alberta permit in place before you apply for a permit.

Road Use Agreements permits

Road infrastructure in Leduc County is intended for public use and Leduc County recognizes that business and industry rely upon road infrastructure. At times, demands placed upon roads by truck traffic often exceed the capacity of the roads, which can damage the roadway and render it unsafe.

Leduc County's Road Use Agreements Policy is aimed at preserving road infrastructure while minimizing publicly-funded maintenance costs and protecting the safety of all road users. Prior to undertaking any business, operation, activity or development which may require multiple loads per day, a landowner, contractor or hauler must successfully enter into a Road Use Agreement with Leduc County.

Application process

Once the completed application form is received by Leduc County, a bond amount will be determined. Before any permits are issued, Leduc County must receive the bonding in the form of a certified cheque, line of credit or bond. The individual who puts up the bond will be held responsible should any damages occur.

Note: whenever fill material is being hauled in or out of Leduc County, applicants must contact Leduc County's Planning and Development department to determine the need for a development permit. Applicants will be required to provide the development permit number when applying for a Road Use Agreement permit.

As part of the application process, applicants must contact RoaData at 1-888-730-3745 to apply for a Road Use Agreements permit. Leduc County's road use coordinator will inspect the road and note any special conditions to be included in the permit, such as dust control measures, restricted hours of hauling, etc. All trucks must carry this permit throughout the haul.

Once the haul is complete, the applicant must contact the road use coordinator to request a post-haul inspection.

Roundabouts

A roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel in a counterclockwise direction around a central island. Drivers enter the roundabout by yielding to traffic already in the roundabout and exit at their desired street. Roundabouts are often confused with other circular intersections that are commonly referred to as "rotaries" or "traffic circles" (information taken from roundaboutresources.org).

Roundabout safety benefits

Four-leg, single-lane roundabout animation

Winter operations

Leduc County's dedicated staff maintain local roadways, while the Government of Alberta is responsible for snow and ice removal on all numbered highways.

Leduc County's winter roadway maintenance (snow and ice removal) is accomplished using motor graders equipped with wings, and plow trucks equipped with snowplows, wings and sanders. Plow trucks are used on asphalt-surfaced roads and spread sand and salt in icy conditions.

During the winter months, a team of two early-watch employees patrol paved and asphalt-surfaced roads throughout Leduc County for conditions that either make a road impassable or require maintenance, such as icy road surfaces, excessive drifting or large volumes of snow on the road. The early-watch team dispatches plow trucks and graders to clear the roads, as needed. The early-watch team also monitors gravel road conditions when snowfall or wind conditions warrant. If gravel road conditions deteriorate due to snowfall or drifting beyond the standard of the snow removal policy, the early-watch team will dispatch graders.

The severity of snowfall or ice conditions dictates the timing of snow and ice removal operations. Leduc County roads shall be passable within 48 hours of when the road became impassable. Roads will also be inspected prior to and after each snowfall. County roads will generally be in acceptable condition within 96 hours.

Although Leduc County provides driveway clearing for its residents (upon request), response priority is to clear the main roads first. While asphalt and gravel road clearing often occurs simultaneously, the road clearing priority is main roads, gravel roads/subdivisions and driveways.

Gravelling Program

Leduc County Public Works and Engineering provides gravel road maintenance to ensure the integrity and safety of a roadway is maintained over the lifetime of a road. Approximately one third of county gravel roads are gravelled annually. Gravelling operations typically occur from November through to March each year. Other gravelling occurs as road conditions require.

Snowplowing services for private driveways

When requested, Leduc County provides snowplowing services for private driveways up to three times per season free of charge. Residents are also eligible to receive grading services once per season free of charge. Any additional snow plowing services requested by a Leduc County resident will be subject to a charge as per the most current version of the Leduc County Schedule of Fees and Charges.

To request snowplowing services for private driveways, please fill out the below form. If you do not have a signed agreement in place, please submit the service agreement via fax to 780-955-7814. All other inquiries can be directed to snow@leduc-county.com or 780-955-7226. Please note that scheduling of this work is subject to road conditions or in accordance with Leduc County's Snow Removal - Private Driveways policy.

View/download the snowplowing service agreement application

Submit a snowplow request for your private driveway