Public Works

Home » Public Works

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.

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 Maintenance & Snow Flags

When there is a heavy snowstorm or other major weather event, the County snow removal crews are removing snow and are sanding all of the County roads before removing the snow off of driveways. If snowfall is light, then the County snow removal crews will remove snow from driveways along their snow plow routes if snow flags are on the rural address sign and are visible. Snow flags are available year round. 

To register for the Snow Flag Program:

2. Sign a Snowplow/Blading Agreement

Download and sign this agreement and email it to us or drop it off at the County office.

3. Pick Up Your Snow Flag

Visit or contact the County 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.

Drainage

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.

washoutculvert_xlarge

Washout

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

frozen-drainage

Frozen

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

beaverculvert_xlarge

Plugged

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

Gravel

Council passed Bylaw 2020-38 Community Aggregate Payment Levy Bylaw which 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.  This bylaw came into effect on January 1, 2021. 

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 sales

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.

Please see the information below and 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.

Allotment

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

Costs

Gravel - Private Sales (as of January 1, 2021)

$15/tonne delivered - maximum 25 tonnes/ rural address or approved Development Permit

$10.00/tonne self-haul - maximum 25 tonnes.  Hauled directly from the Gravel Pit

$15/tonne self-haul - maximum 25 tonnes.  Hauled from County Public Works Yard

Gravel Delivery Agreement

Road Projects

Road work on Armistice Road  Public Works Maintenance crews will be reclaiming and relaying cold mix on the Armistice Road between Elk Point & St. Paul for the month of June and July. Please note the crews will always have the road open: however, there will be delays. If you can use an alternative route please do so.  Thanks for your patience.

 

Road Work: TWP 582 and 57 street from May 3 to September 30, 2021.  Local Traffic Only   Information and map


Approaches
There are currently 50 approaches to be constructed in the County.  25 County Builds/ 25 self builds some not yet construction, others to be inspected and approved.

2021 Road Projects (approved June 28, 2021) 

9.4 km of new road construction and 53 km of road repairs were approved for the 2021 fiscal year:

* RR 72- North of Armistice::  Proposed schedule November 1 to December 3 & 15 weeks carried over into 2022
* Labant Road/ Twp Rd 592:  Proposed schedule September 20 to October 29
* Moosehills Slide GBC - Proposed schedule September 1 to 17
* Twp 582 - St. Paul Ring Road/ Twp Rd 582:  Proposed schedule May 3 to July 23
* RR 92/Gill Road Cleanup:  Completed on May 12
* Twp Rd 582 & 57 Street - Proposed schedule August 16 - September 3

Road Restrictions

As of June 3, 2021 Road Bans in the County of St. Paul have been lifted.
Please watch your speed and don’t haul over 100% on County roads as they are very soft at this time of year.
If you note any road issues don’t hesitate to call our Public Works Department at 780-645-3006 we can address any issues.


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

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact

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

DANIEL REID, Director, Public Works
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-645-3006 ext. 2226

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

BRENT LILJE, Acting Manager, Shop & Parts
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-645-3006 ext. 2224

Public Works Main Phone:
780-645-3006

Physical Shop Address:
The Shop is currently closed to public access
5618 - 57 Street
St. Paul, AB  

Hours:
(subject to change)

Until April 23, 2021:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from noon-12:30

April 26 - October 15th, 2021:
7:00am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from noon-12:30

October 18, 2021 - April 22, 2022:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from noon-12:30

Closed all Statutory Holidays