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Transportation Services

 Roads and Streets

Roads and streets are fundamental to the quality of life and economic well-being in the Special Areas.  Changing traffic patterns and loadings, rail line abandonment, and continuing oil and gas development necessitates ongoing strategy adjustments.  

The Special Areas Board maintains over 5900 km of transportation infrastructure servicing over 5 million acres and almost 5000 residents. 

Provincial Highways 1,481 kms
Local Roads 5,925 kms
Graveled Roads 4,022 kms
Graded Roads (Trails) 1,644 kms
Oiled Roads 200 kms
Based Roads 41 kms
Paved Approach, access and park road 18 kms
Undeveloped Road Allowances 12,802 kms

For more information, please contact our roads and streets programs at the Youngstown Service Center (403) 779-3733.

Rural Addressing Information

1. Current Road Bans

The preservation of the Special Areas Board’s road network is accomplished through enforcement of road bans, issuing overweight routing and permits and encouraging compliance by all road users. The objective of these initiatives is to ensure our roadway infrastructure is maintained in an effective and efficient manner, allowing for the safe and comfortable transportation of people and goods.

To obtain a permit please call: ROADATA Services at 1-888-830-7623 or visit their website at www.roadata.com

For additional information please call: Terry McMahon, Community Peace Officer for the Special Areas 1-403-575-0894. 

 

CURRENT ROAD BAN INFORMATION:

Board Order No. 05/14

WHEREAS pursuant to Section 14, Subsection (1) of the Motor Transport Act, being Chapter M-20 RSA 1980, the Special Areas Board may limit or restrict the weight and load to be carried by a traction engine, public service vehicle or commercial vehicle using a district highway, local road or portion of either, for such period or periods as the Board may determine; and

WHEREAS road conditions have changed such that loading restrictions can now be removed; and

NOW THEREFORE IT IS ORDERED that Board Order No. 01/14 is hereby cancelled as of Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, at 8:00 A.M. and all loading restrictions are removed, with the exception of:

a specific oiled road in Special Areas 2 restricting bus, truck and trailer traffic to Ninety percent (90%) of authorized load limits except as allowed under the act or regulation on the following roads:

Local Paved Surfaced road south of Hanna described as 3 miles south of Highway 9 along Range Road 14-4 and 4 miles west on Township Road 30-4 to Junction Highway 862. 

DATED at Hanna, Alberta this 18th day of June, A.D., 2014.

 

Board Order No. 06/14

WHEREAS pursuant to the authority granted under the Traffic Safety Act, the Special Areas Board may limit or restrict the weight and load to be carried by a traction engine, public service vehicle or commercial vehicle using a district highway, local road or portion of either, for such period or periods as the Board may determine;  and

WHEREAS it is deemed necessary to impose various loading restrictions on Township Road 31-4 (known as Girletz Road) from junction Secondary Highway 886, West 3 miles to Range Road 7-1, South 2 miles to Township Road 31-2, and West 4 miles to Range Road 7-5,  within Special Areas No. 3.

NOW IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that a road ban be placed on the above noted municipal road in Special Areas 3 effective 8:00 A.M., June 24, 2014 restricting bus, truck and trailer traffic to Seventy-five percent (75%) of authorized load limits except as allowed under the act or regulation or except as noted below; and on all gravel roads restricting loads to 100% of authorized limits. 

DATED at Hanna, Alberta, this 24th day of June, A.D., 2014.               

SPECIAL AREAS BOARD

Jay J. Slemp, CHAIRMAN

   Printable Road Ban Notice - Board Order No. 05/14

   Printable Road Ban Notice - Board Order No. 06/14


2. Road Committee

 Road Committees are elected at Advisory Council meetings and meet annually in the first quarter to review the previous and current year’s road programs and provide recommendations to the Board and Advisory Council.  

Road Committee meetings are comprised of Road Committee Members, the Director of Municipal Services, the District Administrator, the Superintendent of Roads & Equipment, the Construction Supervisor and the District Roads Foreman.

Road committee members are responsible for collecting and communicating ratepayer concern and are Elected at the Annual Taxpayer Meetings .  

Road Committee Position Information

Road Committee Members
2-1
Bob Gainer*
Kevin Bossert
Allan Storch
Don Viste
2-2
Neal Roes*
Andy Roes
Evan Karg
Roy Griffith
Doug Lamson
Darcy Oleski

2-3
Brad Slorstad*
Greg Gordon
Kevin Hickle
Brad Slorstad

2-4
Brent Horner*
Earl Kading
Lyle Conners
Lee Fryberger
Justin Griffith

2-5
James Madge*
Carter Link
Sylvester Malaka
Don Vincent

2-7
Daryl Swenson*
Bob Monkman
Wes Kornelson

2-8
Brad Osadczuk*
Dave Burnat
Chris Olson
 
3-4
Travis Foot*
Ron Smigelski
Doug Norris
Jim Newton
Dave McKinstry
3-5
Graham Caskey*
Bruce Peacock
Ron Rude
Stephen Muzyka
Steven Rude
3-6
Kevin Wilson*
Ed Hogan
Dale Stammers
Lawrence Hanson
Jerry Anderson
Brad Lockhart
 
4-1
Lawrence Letniak*
Nils Berg
Ron Maron
Ron Allison
Murray Magill
4-2
Bonnie Sansregret*
Darren Simpson
Darcy Berg
Leonard Babcock
Ken Guenthner
4-3
Robert Worobo*
John Baier
Doug Noble
Don Kozlinski
Glen Schuetzle

3. Gravel Requests

When availability allows and in accordance with Board policy, gravel may be purchased from the Special Areas Board for private use by ratepayers. To make a request to purchase gravel, please contact the Youngstown Service Center at (403) 779-3733. 

See current rates

4. Road Maintenance 

If you have a road maintenance concern, please contact your District Maintenance Foreman:

  • Special Area No. 2 – Wade Heilland – (403) 854-8979 or (403) 854-0426
  • Special Area No. 3 – Kevin Goodine – (403) 664-3722 or (403) 664-0110
  • Special Area No. 3 - Bruce Gillespie – (403) 577-3790 or (403) 575-0294

5. Road Construction 

The Special Areas Board road construction program involves the ongoing upgrading of the existing road system.

6. Road Surfacing 

The Special Areas Board road surfacing program involves cement soil stabilization, chip seal coating, and general oil repair. 

7. Dust Abatement Past Residences

Dust abatement will be provided by the Special Areas Board on roadways past residences upon receipt of a written request from the resident and when approved by the Board. Ratepayers will be invoiced for a portion of the cost and are required to sign a declaration prior to application.

For more information, please contact our Youngstown Service Center at (403) 779-3733 or view our current policy at the policies resource page.

8. Texas Gates Program

The installation of a Texas Gate may be permitted on the road allowance subject to Special Areas Board policy. For more information, please contact our Youngstown Service Center at (403) 779-3733 or view our current policies at the policies resource page.

9. Snowplowing Program

Snowplowing on private roads may be provided by the Special Areas Board upon reciept of request from the resident.  Ratepayers will be invoiced as outlined in the Special Areas Board Policy - Snowplowing of Private Road.  For more information, please contact our Youngstown Service Center at (403) 779-3733.