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Phone: 403-938-4372 Fax: 403-938-2784
The town's transportation system consists of a network of 75 kms (and ever-expanding) of open roadways of which roughly 85% are paved surfaces. Snow and ice removal activities in the winter months and pavement repairs and maintenance activities in the summer are the major components of the Transportation group.
The Town of Okotoks Transportation Team cleans boulevards, paved streets and lanes to remove debris left from winter sanding operations, the trap lows at the catch basins and mud tracked onto streets after rainstorms on a year-round basis (weather dependent).
Street Cleaning Signs will be placed at the main intersections of a residential area during spring clean up which is scheduled to begin weather permitting mid-April until the end of June. If you see a street sweeping sign as you enter your neighborhood, even if it is not particularly on your street, that means the Town of Okotoks is in your residential area and your vehicles must be off the street from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Larger subdivisions are broken down into smaller area's as noted on Day Shift Schedule #14 – 25 below.
You can assist the Town by removing your vehicle from the street before the sweepers arrive and by sweeping gravel off your sidewalk and driveway. Please remove ramps or other obstructions from the gutter in front of your driveway to allow the sweeper to properly clean the gutter.
Main Collectors and Secondary's - the following routes are cleanded during the Transportation Operators' night shift:
1. Elizabeth Street from Northridge Drive to
2. McRae Street from Centre Avenue to
McRae Street- North Railway Intersection
3. North Railway Street
4. Crystalridge Drive from North Railway to Downey Road
5. Centre Avenue
6. Riverside Gate/Drive – South Railway
7. Milligan Drive from Northridge Drive to Drake Landing Road
8. Banister Gate
9. 32nd Street
10. Southridge/Northridge Drive from Highway 7 to 338
11. Industrial Park
12. Okotoks Recreation Complex /Centennial Arena
13. Library/Town Parking Lots
Residential Communities - the following routes are cleanded during the Transportation Operators' day shift.
14. Downtown, including paved lanes
15. Tower Hill
16. Suntree/Suntree Heights
18. Rosemount/Central Heights
19. Cimarron/Cimarron Meadows/Cimarron Grove/
20. Woodhaven/Hunters Glen
21. Downey Ridge
22. Crystalridge/Crystal Shores/Crystal Green
23. Sheep River
25. Drake Landing/Air Ranch
For more information regarding street cleaning routes, call the Operations Centre at 403-938-4372.
Repairs are completed as quickly as possible, however, potholes may develop after a rainstorm or as the frost comes out of the ground. To report a pothole within the Town, please contact the Town of Okotoks Operations Centre at 403-938-4372.
Roadways Snow Removal
After a major snowfall, please remove vehicles from the street to facilitate snow removal.
Sanding Route Priority Map (526 KB)
Residents' Snow Removal Responsibilities
Snow clearing on sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. Where sidewalks border parks, the Town provides the snow removal. Where sidewalks border businesses and residences, the private property owner is responsible. Sidewalks not cleaned may be subject to a fine. The excerpt from Traffic Bylaw 10-10, Schedule A is as follows: “All persons within the Town of Okotoks shall remove and clean away, as soon as possible, and in any case within 24 hours, all snow, ice, dirt or debris and other obstructions from the sidewalk adjoining the premises owned or occupied by them.” For information contact Municipal Enforcement at 403-938-8913 or Operations at 403-938-4372.
Okotoks Pathway System Snow Removal
The Town of Okotoks pathway system consists of primary and secondary pathways. Primary pathways (red) are main pedestrian corridors that collect from a series of secondary pathways (black) to facilitate pedestrian movement from residential to commercial areas. Okotoks Town Council has determined that primary pathways will receive snow clearing as part of an overall pathway strategy to improve pedestrian movement year round.
Each spring before line painting is completed, cracks in the paved surfaces are refilled with a cold pour tar compound. Signs are posted indicating wet tar. Motorists are advised to drive slowly to avoid getting tar on their vehicles. The cold pour tar takes approximately ½ hour to harden.
Line & Crosswalk Painting
Boulevard & Park Cleaning
Sidewalks & Curb Repairs
From the beginnings of May to the end of September, curbs and sidewalks identified by the Transportation Division as a hazard are repaired. Attention is given to those sidewalks that have failed and have trip edges.
2006 Transportation Survey (339 KB)