Road Maintenance

Primary Highways

There are 156 km of Primary Highways and 163.7 km 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 Carillion Canada Inc. at 780-895-2291.

Local Roads

Did you know there are approximately 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 155 miles to 185 miles. One additional grader is used for oiling and applying dust control.

Bridges

Lamont 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 Maintenance

Lamont 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.

Dust Control

County residents who would like dust control in front of their residences may purchase dust control through our Administration Office. The dust control program runs during the summer months and is dependant upon the weather. Pricing for residential dust control is set annually at the beginning of April and easements must be signed by the landowner before the commencement of the work. The 2013 pricing for 400 feet of dust control is currently set for $2500 + GST. Lamont County will also allow landowners to apply for dust control using Tiger Inhibited 35, for a rate of $1050 + GST. For additional information view Policy #5101.

Ditch/Road Garbage

Lamont County endeavors to keep the countryside free from garbage and debris in ditches. Please cover the loads you take to the landfill. Dumping of material in county ditches is prohibited. Report any garbage dumped in ditches to the Public Works Department at 780-895-2547. Please keep our County Clean!

Signs

Lamont County erects signs pursuant to Policy #5135 and pursuant to the Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada. Signs are replaced on a “call in basis” from the public, staff workers and council. Every fall and spring signs are replaced that are bent, faded or damaged as necessary.

Private Signs

Lamont County allows the erection of private signs pursuant to Policy #5135. The resident is responsible for the cost of the sign and/or replacement of the sign. Lamont County will provide installation of the sign. For more information or application see the attached policy or contact the Public Works Office at 780-895-2547.