Gravel Road Maintenance
In addition to municipal roads and provincial highways, access to many rural properties is provided by some combination of shared access across private or crown land.
It is important to recognize, that the M.D. does not maintain every municipal roadway and that many municipal rural gravel roads and all hamlet back alleys (lanes) do not receive any municipal service, such as graveling, grading or snow clearing.
Furthermore, the maintenance of all private and crown lease access roads are the responsibility of the landowner or disposition holder, if not provided by private industry.
Depending on traffic volumes and the weather, those rural gravel roads which are maintained by the Municipality are typically graded two or three times throughout the summer to address wash boarding and rutting.
Residential Dust Suppression
Each summer, those rural gravel roads which are maintained by the Municipality are typically treated with calcium chloride or another similar product for dust suppression.
Dust suppression may be applied to a maximum total length of 200 metres in front of any residence located within 150 metres of a gravel road maintained by the Municipality.
Residents, as well as other non-residential rate payers, may also request the Municipality to provide additional dust suppression as a paid service.
Depending on traffic volumes, those rural gravel roads which are maintained by the Municipality are typically re-graveled on a three to five year cycle.