Frequently Asked Questions



I want to build an approach to my residence or want a field approach. What do I have to do?

The construction of an approach requires the prior approval of Flagstaff County. Contact Trina Lassu at the County office to discuss your request. Approval will only be granted where the requested location is considered practical and safe.

View Procedure: PW 004-1 Approaches and Standards: PW004-1 for more information.

Does the County sell gravel?

Yes, the County does sell gravel. All sales of gravel shall be limited for ratepayers to 150 tonnes of gravel per year per residential/farm/acreage site.  Gravel is not available for sale to commercial users.  Anyone wishing to purchase gravel must contact the Public Works Department to make arrangements or to obtain information regarding a list of available aggregate products and pricing. Gravel will be loaded at the County's convenience when the loader is at the pit. Trucking of gravel must be arranged by the purchaser. The County does not haul gravel for private use.

For more information regarding gravel sale and prices, please contact Public Works at (780) 384-4123.

Does the County sell culverts?

Yes, the County does sell used culverts to County ratepayers only, at half the purchase price. The County only sells new culverts for use in approaches on road allowances, for use on private property in an emergency situation or to local municipalities.

For more information, please contact Public Works at (780) 384-4123.

There is a sign down on one of our County roads. Who do I call?

  • If there is a sign down on a County road, please call the Public Works Office at (780) 384-4100.
  • If the sign is down on a primary or secondary highway such as Hwy 13, Hwy 36, Hwy 53, SH608, SH855, SH870, SH856, SH602, SH861, SH869, or SH881, then please contact Emcon Services Inc. at 780-449-0502. These roads are all under the jurisdiction of Alberta Transportation.

Is there a program for dust control in Flagstaff County?

Yes, Flagstaff County provides MG30 to be applied as a dust suppressant to ratepayers. Applications for dust suppressant must be received prior to May 1st (spring application) and August 1st (fall application). The applicant is responsible for the cost of MG30 product. The minimum length is 100 metres and the maximum length is 400 metres.

How long does it take to clear all of the County roads after a snow fall?

Typically, it takes four days to clear all roads in the County.

How often does my road get gravelled?

  • Typically, gravel roads are on a five-year cycle, although some may be graveled at different intervals due to the "Average Annual Daily Traffic" and "Types of Vehicles."
  • Roads may have additional gravel applied to short sections that have deteriorated during the cycle period.

How often does a gravel road get bladed?

A gravel road will be bladed approximately once per month.

When is a Multiple Load Road Use Agreement (MLRUA) required?

  • A MLRUA is required when more than ten (10) loads of 11,797 kg or greater are hauled in a 24-hour period to or from the same location. The Multiple Load Road Use Agreement (MLRUA) and permit can be obtained through Roadata Services Ltd. at 1-888-730-3745.
  • The County will undertake a pre- and post-inspection of the road(s) to assess road conditions. An administration inspection fee of two hundred and fifty ($250) will be charged to the permit holder.
  • This applies to the following: energy or oil/gas industry, agriculture industry and private trucking companies.

Where do I obtain an Overload permit?

Roadata Services Ltd. has been contracted to provide all permitting services within Flagstaff County. Please call 1-888-830-7623 to obtain a permit.

I want a ‘Children at Play’ sign installed adjacent to my residence. What do I have to do?

To request a ‘Children at Play’ sign, contact Public Works at (780) 384-4123. The person requesting the sign will be responsible for the cost of each sign; $200 per sign (price includes installation). Once payment is received, the County will order the sign(s) and complete installation.


Back to Public Works