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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.

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. 

Residents can register for a snow flag year round.
The cost is $25 for one plow.  There is no cost to seniors or disabled persons who live in the County.

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.

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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.

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Frozen

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

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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.

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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 and until October (weather dependent).

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

Public Works Road Work - Project Updates (September 24, 2021)

All road sections are passable however we do encourage public to choose alternative routes where possible

Construction Crews

  • TWP 582 and 57th Street – County scope is complete on road sections other than the reclamation work still required in the borrow pits. Paving Contractor will commence on October 1st.    Road Work: TWP 582 and 57 street
    Information and map

  • Moosehills Slide – TWP 574 – County is performing subgrade and Gravel Base construction on this stretch of road, expect minor delays if traveling this route on the north side of Moosehills lake through the valley. Paving is expected to commence October 4th.
  • Bridge File 77649 – TWP 614 – East of St. Lina – Bridge file will be complete September 29th.
  • Bridge File 8786 – RR 104 north of TWP 622 - Bridge file will be reconstructed from Sept 29th through October 31st

Maintenance Crews

  • TWP 584 west of HWY 36 – Overlay is almost complete.
  • RR 100 north of Mallaig – Reclaiming this road section.
  • TWP 560 West of HWY 41 – Rip and Pack crews are working this road section now and we will overlay as much as weather permits.
  • Armistice Road overlay will commence within 2 weeks, however not all gravel sections will be completed this season.
  • Lafond Road - RR 105 - Rip and Pack will commence within 2 weeks. The oil overlay will not occur until next season.

Approaches
There are currently 35 approaches to be constructed in the County.  16 County Builds/ 19 self builds some not yet construction, others to be inspected and approved.  Thus far, 14 approaches have been completed in 2021.

 

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