All road maintenance work is coordinated through the Public Works Manager. The municipality is responsible for maintaining over 300 miles of road network; that’s a lot of roads to maintain!
Grading: The municipality owns 3 graders. Grading of roads is performed on a regular rotation basis with high traffic roads grid roads receiving first priority. The rotation intends to cover the municipality every 20 days, approximately. However, during wet and dry spells the frequency of grading may need to be altered. Grader work is coordinated by the Public Works Manager. If you have a concern or question about grading, please contact the Public Works Manager.
Gravelling: The Public Works Manager, in conjunction with Divisional Councillors, determine gravelling priorities in each Division. Gravel forms a part of the municipal budget approved by Council as a whole.
Mowing Ditches: The municipality employs one Seasonal Equipment Operator to operate the mower.
A top-cut of the ditches begins approximately July 1st and is completed in approximately 6 weeks. A full-ditch cut begins approximately September 1st and is completed at the end of October. For those interested in salvaging hay from the RM right-of-way, an agreement must be signed at the municipal office.
The Divisional Councillor and the Public Works Manager are responsible for administration of the designated road construction program and the supervision of same. If you have questions about road construction in your area, contact your Divisional Councillor for more information.
New Road Rehabilitation Program
In 2018 the RM purchased a tractor and mulcher in order to better rehabilitate older roads. Read more about the program here: Road Rebuilding Program