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 6300 km of transportation infrastructure servicing over 5 million acres and almost 4200 residents.
|Provincials 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 additional information please call: Jamie Erickson, Community Peace Officer for the Special Areas 1-403-854-8387.
If you have a road maintenance concern, please contact your District Maintenance Foreman:
- Special Area No. 2 – Ross Crowle – (403) 854-5600 or (403) 857-9687
- Special Area No. 3 – John Hogan – (403) 664-3618 or (403) 664-0110
- Special Area No. 4 - Bruce Gillespie – (403) 577-3523 or (403) 575-0294
Road Construction - The Special Areas Board road construction program involves the ongoing upgrading of the existing road system.
Road Surfacing - The Special Areas Board road surfacing program involves cement soil stabilization, chip seal coating, and general oil repair.
Road committees are the primary way local requests related to road construction, repair and gravelling are managed in the Special Areas. Road committees meet each spring to discuss requests from the public, set local road priorities, and make annual road program recommendations. There are thirteen local road committees in the Special Areas, one for each Special Area subdivision.
Ratepayers with road project requests and concerns are encouraged to contact the road committee member for their area. Local road committee members are the best way for the public to share their requests, concerns, and ideas for future road projects.
At annual meetings each spring, road committees review the proposed annual road program for the upcoming season. The annual road program includes road construction, surfacing and backtrail repairs projects for all the Special Areas. Each road committee sets local road project priorities and recommends required changes to the proposed road program.
Road committee members are responsible for collecting and communicating ratepayer concerns. They are Elected at the Annual Taxpayer Meetings .