• Maintenance

Maintenance

With over 150 kms of open roadways that range from major roadway thorough fares to gravel lanes and everything in between, general maintenance and upkeep is a constant undertaking for our Transportation team.  We are regularly engaged with several maintenance activities throughout our transportation network to ensure the infrastructure remains in good condition for our residents and visitors to enjoy.

For a general maintenance related inquiry or issue, Report It.

Crack Filling

Roadway crack filling has begun in Town.  Signs are posted advising motorists to drive slowly when passing through crack filling areas. Currently the crews are working in the north west corner of town in Zone 12,13 & 14 referred below on our street sweeping map. Motorists are strongly encouraged to reduce speed and use extra caution when passing through these areas when these operations are underway.   

Crack filling activities typically occur in late spring and during the summer months.  Prior to our cold pour tar compound being applied to any roads, signs are installed advising motorists of wet tar on the roadway.  Motorists are encouraged to drive slowly along these routes to avoid getting tar on their vehicles.  The cold pour tar takes approximately 30 minutes to harden. 

Check back in the spring for an up-to-date schedule of crack filling activities in your area.  Schedules are subject to change weather depending.

Road Painting

Road painting occurs on a regular and ongoing basis on our transportation networks.  Major road painting applications are typically scheduled. 

Road line painting is underway this week. 

We ask motorists to obey all signage installed around road painting areas and to drive slowly around our workers when they are engaged in road painting activities.  

Back Alley Maintenance

The Transportation group is responsible for maintaining almost 30 km of lanes within the Town of Okotoks.  This includes both paved and gravel lanes or back alleys.  Lanes can deteriorate over time causing issues such as improper drainage, potholes, or a rough (washboard) driving surface.  Our Transportation team monitors and inspects our lanes regularly during the summer months. 

Review our Construction Projects Map to see what back lanes are scheduled for maintenance over the next year.

For a general maintenance inquiry or issue on your back lane, Report It.

Sidewalk and Curb Repairs

Based on available annual budgets, the Transportation team assesses our concrete (sidewalk and curb and gutter) infrastructure and prioritizes our concrete replacement programs based on needs and assessments.  Hazardous concrete is marked for replacement first as well as concrete in need of replacement due to earlier utility work in a particular location.  Sidewalk and curb repairs typically occur during the summer and fall months.  Pedestrians should use caution when traversing by areas where sidewalks have been removed and replaced.  Any immediately affected businesses or residents will be notified prior to concrete repair work proceeding. 

If you come across a sidewalk and/or curb in need of repair, Report It.

Pot Holes

Pothole repair work is also currently underway. Some of this work is required to be completed during night-shifts when traffic volumes are very low. Watch for signage and workers and use extra caution when passing through these areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

With our large and continuously growing road network combined with our harsh Alberta climate, pot holes are inevitable.  While our Transportation team endeavours to monitor all our road networks and patch any pot holes when we are aware of them, we can’t catch them all. 

If you spot a pothole in Town, Report It.

Traffic Lights

The Town of Okotoks currently has 18 sets of traffic signals installed throughout our growing community.  Three new sets of signals are planned to be installed in the fall of 2014 which will bring our count up to 21.  Our signals are continuously monitored to ensure they run as efficiently as possible to allow for safe access for all our motorists and pedestrians alike.  Occasionally, our signals malfunction and require repair. 

Some repairs may include but are not limited to:

  • replacing a burnt out light,
  • signals appear “stuck” in a cycle resulting in extended green or red lights,
  • power surges leading to all way flash cycles or full power outages.

Crews will be dispatched to repair the issue as soon as they are available and depending on the urgency of the repair.  Motorists are reminded to use caution when passing through a deficient signal – a flashing signal for example is still functioning and motorists need to obey the rules of the road that apply depending on the flashing condition - ie., proceed with caution on flashing yellow and stop on flashing red.    

Street Lights

There are approximately 2,400 streetlights within the Town of Okotoks.  With the exception of the decorative lights in the downtown district, all streetlights within the Town of Okotoks are maintained by Fortis.  From time to time, our streetlights can malfunction. 

The most common malfunction we see are:

  • lights staying on continuously
  • lights flicker on and off
  • lights do not work at all

If you spot a street light malfunction in Town, Report It.

Maintenance
Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: Closed
Closed during statutory holidays
  • General Inquiries: 403.938.4372 Contact Online
    After Hours Emergency: 403.938.2985

Operations

Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: Closed

Contact

  • General Inquiries: 403.938.4372 Contact Online
    After Hours Emergency: 403.938.2985
Closed during statutory holidays