Roads & Street Maintenance

2019 Construction Season

Construction season has arrived, and a number of road improvements will be made throughout the summer of 2019.  The Town of Whitecourt is working with the project contractor to confirm a schedule for all projects listed below.  Please follow the Whitecourt Facebook page as information on construction projects and potential traffic disruptions will be listed on our page.

Caxton Street - 38 Avenue to Park Drive North
Paving work scheduled for September 5 & 6 (weather permitting)

  • Expect traffic delays as crews will be milling and paving the road.
  • Work will be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic re-routing.  Motorists are advised to obey all posted signs.
  • It is recommended motorists use alternate routes.

Caxton Street - Park Drive North to 34 Avenue
Paving work scheduled for September 5 & 6 (weather permitting)

  • Expect traffic delays as crews will be milling and paving the road.
  • Work will be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic re-routing.  Motorists are advised to obey all posted signs.
  • It is recommended motorists use alternate routes.

Pineview Road - Blueberry Drive to Park Crossing
Paving work tentatively scheduled for September 8 & 9 (weather permitting)

  • Expect traffic delays as crews will be milling and paving the road.
  • Work will be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on weekends; and 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic re-routing.  Motorists are advised to obey all posted signs.
  • On-street parking may be limited.  No parking signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance to provide area residents notice.  
  • It is recommended motorists use alternate routes.

Park Drive North - Pineview Road to Park Crossing
Paving work tentatively scheduled for September 7 (weather permitting)

  • Expect traffic delays as crews will be milling and paving the road.
  • Work will be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic re-routing.  Motorists are advised to obey all posted signs.
  • On-street parking may be limited.  No parking signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance to provide area residents notice.
  • It is recommended motorists use alternate routes.

Intersection of 35 Street and 41 Avenue
Paving work tentatively scheduled for September 10 (weather permitting)

  • Expect traffic delays as crews will be milling and paving the road.
  • Work will be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic re-routing.  Motorists are advised to obey all posted signs.
  • It is recommended motorists use alternate routes.

West Whitecourt Road Maintenance:

Property owners on 50 Avenue in West Whitecourt may notice increased truck traffic starting next week as the millings from all community paving projects will be hauled and placed on the road to provide dust control and temporary road stabilization.

Utility Restorations Locations

  • Areas to be impacted include:

    • 33 Street, north of 37 Avenue (Hilltop Industrial Park area)

    • 35 Street, south of 35 Avenue

    • Park Drive North and Blueberry Drive intersection

    • 48 Street and 51 Avenue intersection

    • 47 Street and 50 Avenue

    • 41 Street and 55 Avenue

    • Dahl Drive Pathway

  • Expect traffic delays as crews will be paving.

  • Work will be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

  • Flaggers will be on-site to assist with traffic re-routing.  Motorists and pedestrians are advised to obey all posted signs and use alternate routes when possible.

  • On-street parking may be limited.  No parking signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance to provide area residents notice.

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 continue with pot hole patching throughout town for the next two weeks.

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

Snow & Ice Control

The Town of Whitecourt utilizes a variety of snow clearing and ice control methods to keep Whitecourt roads and walkways safe.

Snow & Ice Control Practices

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.

Resources

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.

To report a street or traffic light malfunction, or other road maintenance concern, please contact the Infrastructure Services Department at 780-778-2273.