Local Road Construction

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Lacombe County will establish and maintain a road construction program that takes into consideration the long-term transportation needs, as well as smaller emergent projects that can be completed in a relatively short time period.  

The needs of all areas of the County shall be given equal consideration when road construction programs are established. 

Lacombe County attempts to build 15 miles of local road each year. The five year construction plan is updated every second year. Gravel pit reclamation and development is also part of their scope of work. The size of the projects and weather patterns has a large effect on this program. 

Operations has a map showing the history of roads upgraded from 1966 to present.

Supplementary Construction Program

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Supplementary construction projects are defined as projects that are generally less than .25 miles in length and can normally be completed in less than three days.  The approved short term projects will be scheduled to maximize crew efficiency and minimize moving costs.

Priorities for the supplementary construction program are based on the greatest need and most benefit using the following criteria: 

- public safety
- site line improvement
- drainage improvement
- repairing of isolated soft areas in the road surface
- maintenance concerns
- cost of construction
- type and amount of equipment required

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Pavement Management Plan

Paving

There are four categories of paved roads in Lacombe County:

- Primary Local Main
- Secondary Local Main
- Subdivision Roads
- Hamlets 

 

These roads are reviewed by Council and a pavement management plan is set in place for the widening, reconstructing or the paving of these roads. 

There are four categories of paved roads in Lacombe County:

1.    Primary Local Main
2.    Secondary Local Main
3.    Subdivision Roads
4.    Hamlets 

These roads are reviewed by Council and a pavement management plan is set in place for the widening, reconstructing or the paving of these roads.  

Operations has a map showing the pavement history 1972 to present.

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2011 Contracted Paving Schedule

Border Paving will be paving in 2011.

Thank you for your patience during construction delays.