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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.

Gravel Orders Re-open

As of Monday, September 21 new Gravel Delivery orders will be accepted by the County. Please note that we will be taking these orders on a week to week basis and delivery will be weather dependent. Information on gravel requests  

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Fire permits required year ’round

As residents start their fall cleanup, the County of St. Paul would like to remind everyone that fire permits are required year ‘round. If a safe, open fire is in your cleanup plans, you will need a fire permit.   Fire permits are free and are valid for ten days from the day issued. Fire Permits…

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Road Restrictions Lifted

The road restrictions in the County have been lifted unless otherwise posted.    

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ROAD CLOSURES

Due to the excessive rainfall, the following roads are closed indefinitely –  TWP 570A (Armistice Road) Between RR 72 & RR 73 will be closed indefinitely until the washout repairs can be completed. TWP 582 West of RR 50 (Moosehills Road) will be closed indefinitely until the water over the road subsides. TWP 571A (572)…

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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 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.

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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

Gravel orders RE-OPENED

As of Monday, September 21, new Gravel Delivery orders will be accepted.

Please note that we will be taking these orders on a week to week basis and delivery will be weather dependent.

The County of St. Paul is happy to provide gravel and delivery to county residents. 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 (as of April 1, 2020)

Costs

Gravel - Private Sales (as of April 1, 2020)

$12/tonne delivered - maximum 25 tonnes/ rural address or approved Development Permit

$8.00/tonne self-haul - maximum 25 tonnes.  Hauled directly from the Gravel Pit

$12/tonne self-haul - maximum 25 tonnes.  Hauled from County Public Works Yard

Gravel Delivery Agreement

Road Projects

Gravel Base Course & Chipseal Scopes

  • Perfomed patch repairs in Twp Rd 590.

Construction Scopes

  • RR 43 Spring Cleanup
  • Twp Rd 580 (Chamberland Road)
  • Robinson Road (RR 110) complete
  • Grassy Island Road (Twp Rd 610) complete
  • Richland Road (RR 74) - Currently underway as start date was June 24, 2020
  • Ambler Road (RR 95) Underway - started on August 17
  • Gill Road (RR 92) Project slated after the completion of Ambler Road  Estimated start date of October 13, 2020
  • Sloan Approach (RR 104) Project slated after completion of Gill Road
  • Labant Road (Twp Rd 592) Final project slated October 26, 2020

Rip & Pack/ Reclaiming/ Cold Mix

  • Twp 574 is complete for reclamation
  • Rip and pack is now complete on RR 74 (Shamrock Valley) and overlay is also complete
  • Rip and pack on RR 55 is complete (turned back to gravel)
  • Rip and pack RR 40 North of 562 is complete
  • RR 95 (Twp Rd 582 to Twp 584) is complete
  • RR 61 north and south of Northern Valley is complete
  • Twp Rd 564 & RR 113 is underway and close to completion
  • RR 63 north of Northern Valley is complete
  • Willow Range is complete
  • Bona Vista Road (RR 85) is complete
  • Owlseye Hamlet is complete
  • Twp 604 west of Mallaig is complete
  • Twp 584 (RR 91 to 93) start on September 22
  • RR 113 near Ashmont start on September 28
  • Twp Rd 614 - East of St. Lina reclamation is ongoing
  • Twp Rd 582 north of St. Paul will have another pass completed with reclaimers

Paving Scopes

Line Painting

Road Restrictions

All road restrictions have been lifted unless otherwise posted (July 6, 2020).

 

Due to the excessive rainfall in the spring, the following roads are closed indefinitely – 

  • TWP 570A (Armistice Road) Between RR 72 & RR 73 will be closed indefinitely until the washout repairs can be completed.
  • TWP 582 West of RR 50 (Moosehills Road) will be closed indefinitely until the water over the road subsides.
  • TWP 571A (572) between RR 104 and RR 105 will be closed indefinitely until the water over the road subsides.

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

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

Public Works Main Phone:
780-645-3006

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

Hours:
May 15th - October 15th, 2020:
7:00am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from noon-12:30

October 16th - April 14th:
7:00am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from noon-12:30

Closed all Statutory Holidays