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County of St. Paul Public Works

You'll find the latest notices about all public works on this page. This includes updates on current projects, road maintenance, road closures and road bans. We've also listed everything you need to know about permits & applications and bylaws & policies for the County on this page.

Division graders are out on the road. 

Please use caution and be patient around the graders.
Operators will move over to let traffic pass when it is safe to do so.  Thank you! 

Detour – Twp Rd 562 between RR 53 and 55

Prairie Erectors will be begin replacement of a bridge culvert on the morning of Monday, September 18.  This road will be closed from September 18th to approximately November 10th.  Local residents…

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Order Your Gravel Online

County of St. Paul residents can place their orders for gravel and gravel delivery through the County’s website as of March 1st .    Link to Gravel Orders  County property owners…

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Effective Immediately – Indefinite Road Closure

RR 73 between TWP 570A and TWP 570 is closed indefinitely due to a failed Bridge. Please use alternative routes.

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County Roads

Public Works manages the County roads year-round. How many kilometers of roads? 2,029 kilometers to be exact.

Kilometers of Gravel Roads
Kilometers of Oiled Roads
Kilometers of Paved Roads
Snow plow during winter. Free public domain CC0 photo.

Snow Maintenance & Snow Flags

The County of St. Paul maintains all Public Roads and Right of Ways within the borders of the County.
Public Works does not maintain the Provincial Highways.

What roads are cleared first? 

The County of St. Paul has a duty to clear all main access Roads as depicted as Priority 1,
followed by the roads depicted as Priority 2.
The remaining roadways, private driveways, and farmyards are addressed as Priority 3,
unless an emergency medical agreement is on file.

Paved and Oil, and Gravel Roads
Paved and Oiled roads are sanded and plowed in the following order after a snow event -
Gravel roads are plowed in the following order after a snow event -
Priority 1:  Main service roads and/or roads that have the highest traffic volumes.
Priority 2: Roads with medium traffic volumes that connect to a main service road or serve subdivisions, hamlets, and local residential areas.
Priority 3: Roads that are not bus routes and have limited users on them i.e., dead end road allowances.
Priority 3: Private driveways and farmyards with snowflags.

The County’s Snow Clearing Policy is to complete snow and ice control on Priority 1 roads followed by Priority 2 and
Priority 3 roadways within 5 Days (60 hours) at the end of a snowfall event.
The private driveways and farmyards will extend outside of the 5 days during major snow events.

Information on Snow Clearing Procedures, Information on Snow Ridges/ Windrows procedures, and Medical Emergency Access

Snow Clearing Priority Map

Register for and Purchase a Snow Flag -
There is a delay in residents being able to purchase snow flags for the
2023-24 season.  
The County is waiting to receive the snow flags. 
Residents will have plenty of time to purchase a snow flag once they are available.   

Received from a County resident:
"Your County driveway plow came by this morning, and -- as always -- did a superb job of our drive.
Just wanted you to know how much this service is appreciated!"
[November 30, 2022]

County residents (permanent or seasonal) can now purchase one flag for the entire winter.
One flag, less hassle and snow clearing for the entire winter. 

A new colored flag is required each winter. 
Please return the previous season's snow flag to either to the County or Town of Elk Point Offices. 

The flags can be purchased from the County of St. Paul Administration or Public Works offices
or from the Town of Elk Point office during regular business hours.

Snow clearing service will be provided by the County on private residential driveways upon the accumulation of a
minimum of six inches of snow for residents who have a snowplow agreement.

Cost of a Snow Flag 

*  Flags purchased by October 31, 2023 will cost $300. 

*  Flags purchased from November 1 to December 15, 2023 will cost $400.   

*  Snow flags for the current winter season will not be sold after December 15, 2023.

Snow removal service without an Annual Flag:  Minimum $50 per clearing, or charged at Custom Rate per clearing 


Snow flags for Seniors or Persons with Disabilities 

*  There is no cost to seniors or persons with disabilities who have a permanent residence within the County.
Seniors (except for seniors who are renting property they are living on- see below) and persons with disabilities do not need a new flag each winter.

New for 2023-24   Seniors who are renting a property qualify for the snowplow service free of charge.
The landowner must apply annually for this service and will be provided with a seasonal flag.
Each season the landowner will return the flag and confirm that their renter is a senior. 

Seniors who are renting the property they are living on will need a new snow flag each year.  

* A 'senior' means an individual over the age of 65.

*  Seniors with a permanent residence within the County can sign a free lifetime snowplow agreement but must pick up a County-issued snowplow flag once. 
This also applies to widowed persons who were married to a senior but is not a senior themselves for as long as they reside on the property.

To register for the Snow Flag Program:

3. Pick Up Your Snow Flag

Visit or contact the County Administration Office, Public Works or the Town of Elk Point to pick up your snow flag.

4. Make Your Snow Flag Visible

Install your snow flag on your rural address sign.


The County performs the maintenance for all water drainage within the county limits and adjacent to the county roadways and lands. Culverts are important because they help stormwater management and where water goes in the County. 

If you suspect any of the following culvert issues, please contact our Public Works department.



The culvert is too small and cannot handle the flow of the water. As a result, the water will naturally make a new path.



The intake side of the culvert will have pooled water and the other side will have no flow or minimal water coming out.



The intake side of the culvert is blocked with debris, such as grass and trees, and there is minimal to no flow out of the other side.

Gravel P1020105


Bylaw 2020-38 Community Aggregate Payment Levy imposes a levy in respect of all sand and gravel businesses operating in the County to raise revenue to be used toward the payment of infrastructure and community enhancement in the County.  See Community Aggregate Levy Fund for Capital Funding Application  

The levy imposed is $0.40 per tonne of sand and gravel shipped from any pit as per the provisions outlined in the bylaw.  Subsequent to the passing of this bylaw, Council passed motions to not charge the owners/operators of these pits the levy on the first 20,000 tonnes shipped in 2021 or on any contracts made or quotations given prior to the effective date of the bylaw to allow the owners/operators to adjust their business to accommodate the levy.

Additionally, Council passed a motion for County staff to bring forward policy to deal with the administration of funds received through the levy and the formation of a committee to participate in this.


Gravel sale


The County of St. Paul is happy to provide gravel and delivery to county residents. The County begins to take gravel orders for the season starting on March 1 every year and until October (weather dependent).

Please see the information below and use the online order form below or contact the Public Works Office if you would like to order gravel or if you have any questions. The Public Works contact information is located at the bottom of this page.

Private Gravel Sales Policy - Link here  The policy clarifies the guidelines for the delivery and invoicing of gravel to landowners.


County property owners may purchase a maximum of 25 tonnes of gravel annually per rural address or approved Development Permit


Gravel - Private Sales
$18/tonne delivered - maximum 25 tonnes/ rural address or approved Development Permit.  Maximum $450

$12.00/tonne self-haul - maximum 25 tonnes.  Hauled directly from the Gravel Pit.  Maximum $300

$17/tonne self-haul - maximum 25 tonnes.  Hauled from County Public Works Yard.  Maximum $425

$5.00/tonne self-haul - no limit
$15.00/tonne delivered - maximum 25 tonnes
Hauled from County-owned pits

Road Projects

In 2022, 5.4 km of road improvements were completed on TWP 482, 57 street and Moosehills Slide area.  The County saved $7.2 million by self-performing the work on these roads.  In addition, Public Works Construction performed Gravel-base Reconstruction on 7.2 km of gravel roads.


2023 Proposed Road Construction


  • Lake Eliza Road East (Twp Rd 560) - Completed
  • River Road (Twp Rd 554A) - Completed
  • Correction Line GBC (Twp Rd 590) - Completed
  • Township Road 555 - Completed
  • St. Edouard Coulee (Rge Rd 83) - Underway
  • CNRL Rge Rd 61/Twp Rd 580 - put on hold by CNRL

2023 STIP Bridge Files

  • BF 70647 (Willow Range Road) - Culvert Replacement  - IN PROGRESS FROM SEPTEMBER 18 TO NOVEMBER 10
    Engineering and environmental has started on this project.
  • BF 70105 (Boyne Lake) - Emergency Bridge File Replacement
    Completed September 20
  • BF 06873 (Bridge Collapse replacement)  The County received a grant for the bridge repair in the amount of $997,500.  It is planned that this project will be scheduled and executed in 2024.

2023 Special Projects

  • Soccer Field Parking Lot (Town of St. Paul) - completed
  • Lac Bellevue Boat Launch - completed
  • Northern Valley Washout  - completed
  • Kapjack Culvert Outlet Repair - completed
  • BF 13259 Repair (Side Slopes) - completed
  • Lac St. Cyr Boat Launch Parking Lot - completed
  • Range Road 61 Washout - completed
  • North Valley Washout - completed
  • Bazian Washout - completed
  • Lindbergh Road Washout - completed
  • Twp Rd 574/Rge Rd 72 Intersection Drainage
  • Crestview Beach Drainage
  • Hebert Drainage
  • Lac Sante Boat Launch Repair & Replacement - Waiting for Alberta Environment Approval
  • Garner Lake Boat Launch Pad Removal - Waiting for Alberta Environment Approval
  • Floating Stone Boat Launch Parking Lot
  • Floating Stone Subdivision Upgrade
  • Elk Point Transfer Station Pad
  • McCloud Beach Parking Lot and road widening
  • Westcove Cross Country Ski Club-APEX Crossing Setting

* Above project information updated September 26, 2023

There are no Road Restrictions at this time 

Why are there road restrictions? 

Restrictions are necessary to help preserve the integrity and life span of municipal roads.

However, a vehicle designed and intended for use in farming operations may operate contrary to road restrictions provided that the vehicle is operated at no more than 100% axle weight and along the most direct route available to minimize the distance traveled along any restricted road.

The Road Use Bylaw can be viewed at this link.  

We thank the public for their cooperation when Road Restrictions are imposed. 

Road Closure:  RR 65 between 571A and 572 east of Elk Point due to compromised bridge file (culvert).

Frequently Asked Questions


If you have a Public Works related question we invite you to contact the County of St. Paul using the contact information found on this page.

Contact Information

SCOTT JEFFERY, Director, Public Works
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: 780-645-3006 ext. 2236

DANNY WEINMEIER, Utilities Supervisor
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-645-3006 ext. 2230

ANDY PETTERSON, Manager, Construction
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-645-3006 ext. 2239

JACK VANDENBERG, Manager, Shop & Parts
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-645-3006 ext. 2224

Public Works Main Phone:

Physical Shop Address:
5618 - 57 Street
St. Paul, AB  

Weekday Business Hours:
(subject to change)

Until April 6, 2023:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from noon to 12:30

April 11 - October 13, 2023:
7:00am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from noon to 12:30

October 16, 2023 - April 19, 2024:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from noon to 12:30

Closed on weekends and all Statutory Holidays