Roads & Street Maintenance
Maintenance of Highway 32 and 43
Maintenance of Highway 43 and Highway 32, and all intersections along these highways through Whitecourt is the responsibility of Alberta Infrastructure.
If you have concerns regarding maintenance, traffic signals, or safety along Highways 32 or 43 please contact Ledcor at 780-778-0008.
Maintenance of Local Streets and Roads
Please report broken traffic signals to the Town Office at 780-778-2273.
If you have questions regarding maintenance or safety of local roads and streets (excluding Highway 43 and 32) please contact the Infrastructure Services Department at 780-778-2273
Summer 2018 Construction projects
Closure of a portion of Riverside Trail:
A portion of Riverside Trail north of Flats Road (near the Off Leash Dog Park parking area) will be closed to the public July 23 through 27. The Riverside Trail will also be closed August 9 to 10 for further conduit work. Crews are working to install lighting along the trail. We appreciate the public's cooperation as enhancements are made to this area.
Street Improvement Program:
Paving for all roadways as part of the Street Improvement Program is complete. Areas that were part of this year's work are:
- 55 Avenue from 47 Street to Stephens Crescent ;
- 48A Street from 53 Avenue to 47 Street;
- Graham Road from 47 Street to Wedow Drive;
- Wedow Drive cul de sac and Pritchard Drive connector;
- Kepler Street – north parking lane from 41 Street to east of 37 Avenue (east side of Dahl Drive);
- Miscellaneous patching work along Dahl Drive;
- Pot hole patching south of the Highway 43 and Govenlock Road intersection.
The extension and rehabilitation of the paved trail network, utility cut restoration and the Residential Driveway Replacement Program are still underway.
Pot Hole Patching:
As is typically the case, Whitecourt experienced temperature swings throughout the winter and spring season, which has created ideal conditions for the development of potholes. Town of Whitecourt crews will begin pot hole patching at the end of June and work will be conducted over the summer.
Whitecourt Wide Area Network:
Installation and commissioning of fiber optic communication cable segments to connect several public facilities to Alberta SuperNet will begin soon. Timelines for the project are as follows (weather depending):
July 15 to 20: Hilltop East Industrial Area – along 35 Street (from 35 Avenue to 37 Avenue) and along the north-east end of 37 Avenue
July 20 to 27: 37 Avenue – from approximately 37 Street to Highway 43
July 27 to August 7: Along the boulevard of Highway 43 (between the highway and Caxton Street) from 37 Avenue west to the Allan & Jean Millar Centre
Notices to businesses along the route will be provided by the contractor prior to construction starting.
FortisAlberta Downtown Pole Replacement:
As part of Whitecourt’s Vitalization Plan, wood streetlight poles will be replaced with decorative Domus light fixtures throughout the downtown core. Construction work will impact parking in the downtown, and residents are encouraged to follow the Town of Whitecourt Facebook page for information as it becomes available.
Street light bases and lights will be installed along 52 Avenue starting July 10 through to August 10. 52 Avenue, from 52 Street through to 50 Street (west of the Fire Hall, east to the United Church), will be impacted by the work. Crews will be temporarily closing and blocking sections of the sidewalk and parking areas along 52 Avenue as work progresses. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes when possible.
The Town of Whitecourt appreciates your understanding and patience throughout the summer construction season. Regular updates on construction projects will be posted oon the Town’s Facebook page.
Snow & Ice Control
The Town of Whitecourt utilizes a variety of snow clearing and ice control methods to keep Whitecourt roads and walkways safe.
For current road plowing schedules and information go to our Facebook page
The Town's initial action is to spread sand at intersections and slippery locations. This is followed by clearing (plowing), and removal of snow in limited areas. These activities take place seven days a week, at all hours that staff and equipment are available.
Road and sidewalks are done in a priority order to maximize safe travel for the greatest number of users.
- Major arterial roads and collector roadways, to give good access to within a few blocks of most areas and allow school bus operations.
- Downtown business district, to allow owners time in advance to clean adjacent sidewalks.
- Residential or local roadways.
- Industrial roads.
For information on the current snow removal schedule and other road information, follow Whitecourt on Facebook.
Sidewalk Clearing Responsibilities
All property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from public sidewalks adjacent to their property before the first residential plowing by Town forces.
Once plowing begins, Town crews will plow snow onto sidewalks. If Town forces place snow on sidewalks adjacent to your property, you are not required to clear it. If you live in a cul-de-sac or an area where there are only sidewalks on one side of the street, you may be required to clear snow every year. Reference the Directional Movement map above, or check with the Infrastructure Services Department, to find out if you have to clear your sidewalk this winter season.
In residential areas, sidewalks must be cleared within 48 hours of the end of a snowfall. In the downtown commercial area, sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall. Sidewalks should normally be cleared of snow and ice for the entire finished width, to the finished surface. Please note that Bylaw 1475 prohibits the use of snow-clearing devices powered by an engine in residential areas before 6:00 a.m. on weekdays or Saturdays, and before 9:00 a.m. on Sundays or statutory holidays.
Become A Snow Star
'Tis the season for snow and snow removal. Many of our neighbours have difficulty removing the snow from their driveways and sidewalks.
If you would like to help a senior or an individual with physical difficulties, become a Snow Star! Call Community Services at 780-778-6300.
If you NEED this service please call Community Services, 780-778-6300, to have your name placed on our registry.