Leduc County

Winter operations

Leduc County's dedicated staff maintain approximately 2,212 kilometres of roadway, including 1,851 kilometres of gravel road and 361 kilometres of asphalt-surfaced road. The Government of Alberta is responsible for snow and ice removal on all numbered highways, while Leduc County is responsible for all other roads within the county.

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. To accommodate sand and salt spreading operations, Leduc County built a new sand and salt facility in Thorsby. This facility is designed to accommodate the salt/sand requirements in the west end of the county.

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.

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

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.

Contact

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

Snowplow request