Primary HighwaysThere are 156 km (97 miles) of Primary Highways and 163.7 km (102 miles) of Secondary Highways in Lamont County. Since 2001, Lamont County is no longer responsible for the maintenance and construction of these highways. These highways include Hwy 831, Hwy 29 (formerly 637), Hwy 645, Hwy 855, Hwy 834, Hwy 15, Hwy 16, Hwy 38, and Hwy 45. Any questions regarding engineering should be forwarded to Alberta Transportation at 780-853-8178 and maintenance concerns to Emcon Services Inc. at 1-800-390-2242.
Local RoadsDid you know there are approximately 3362 km (2089 miles) of local roads in Lamont County? That’s the distance from Edmonton to Thunder Bay Ontario! There are eight Graders that work on a regular “grader beat” ranging from 250 km (155 miles) to 298 km (185 miles). One additional grader is used for oiling and applying dust control.
BridgesLamont County has 142 bridges on local roads. All minor maintenance is performed by County forces. A 3-year bridge replacement priority list is prepared annually and submitted to Alberta Transportation Bridge Branch for funding requirements and approval.
Winter MaintenanceLamont County strives to provide a quick and efficient maintenance program during the winter months. It normally takes between 3 to 4 days for all local gravel roads to be cleared of snow, and after a severe snow storm it may take longer. Ensure you have enough heating fuel and supplies on hand for several days. Notify your employer beforehand that you live in a rural setting and may not be able to travel in the event of a storm.
Medical emergencies, such as ambulance assistance will be immediately attended to. Any medical appointments should be rescheduled once travel can safely be achieved.