Road Construction & Maintenance

Road Construction & Maintenance


The Municipal District of Fairview No. 136's Public Works Department maintains approximately 880 km of developed gravel roads.

There are 4 graders operating on a full-time basis in the Municipality, each with an assigned area to maintain. Depending on weather and operational constraints, it will typically take a grader one month to complete its assigned area, meaning most roads in the Municipality will be graded once per month. Some municipal roads, prioritized due to traffic volume or school bus use, are on an accelerated grading schedule and receive additional grading throughout the month.

Bridge Construction and Maintenance

The Municipal District of Fairview No. 136 road bridge inventory includes 57 structures:

  • 1 major bridge;
  • 15 standard girder bridges; and, 
  • 41 bridge sized culverts. 

The Municipality is responsible for the construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of bridge structures on local roads.

To report damage or identify a safety issue relating to a bridge structure, please contact the Department of Public Works by telephone at 780-835-4903 or by email.


On average, the Municipal District of Fairview No. 136's gravelling program applies approximately 100,000 tonnes of gravel every two years to the municipal gravel road network. Gravel is sourced from a combination of product crushed from two municipally owned and operated gravel pits and product purchased from private gravel suppliers. 

The Department of Public Works determines road gravelling priorities on an annual basis, within the limits of allocated budget funding. Priorities are determined considering road classification, traffic volume and type and the existing condition of the road.

The Municipal District of Fairview No. 136 endeavors to ensure that all municipal roads receive at least one application of gravel in a five-year period. 

Winter Maintenance

Municipal Roads

Prioritizing municipal roads for winter maintenance takes into consideration: 

  • Road condition,
  • Emergency service use,
  • Traffic type and volume,
  • School bus use, and
  • The presence of particularly hazardous physical features (such as hills).

Following a significant snow or ice event, the Department of Public Works commences winter road maintenance as soon as snow or ice event ceases and it is safe to do so. 

Winter maintenance prioritizes the initial opening of routes, then proceeds to widening when permissible and the application of sand (if necessary). If adverse weather conditions pose a safety concern, winter maintenance operations will be suspended until conditions improve.

Provincial Highways

All primary and secondary highways are the responsibility of, and maintained by, Alberta Transportation. If you have questions or concerns about maintenance of these roads, please contact Alberta Transportation at 780-624-6280. For updated highway conditions and reports, please call 5-1-1 or visit 511 Alberta.

Private Driveways and Field Approaches 

Winter maintenance of private driveways and field approaches are not the responsibility of the Municipal District of Fairview No. 136.