The County repairs and maintains an extensive system of rural roads, bridges, urban streets and sidewalks. It also owns, operates and maintains the Lac La Biche Airport located two kilometres west of Lac La Biche. Snow, ice and dust control, along with roadside mowing, is done to increase driver safety.
The County’s snow and ice removal policy sets priorities for which roads will be done first and when the work will be completed. The County will snowplow or grade private driveways or roadways for a fee. There is no charge for citizens with disabilities or who are more than 65-years-old. However, anyone wanting this service must fill out and submit a Snowplow/Grading Agreement.
In the spring, axle loading limits are put in place to protect road surfaces. Starting March 10, 2016, axle loading limits will be in effect.
- Axle loadings for the following paved roads will be 90 per cent - Christy Creek Road (Twp Rd 652A and Rge Rd 150), Elinor Lake Road (Twp Rd 652A), Birch Grove Road (Russian Village Access Road), Plamondon-63 Connector (Twp Rd 682). These roads are identified by their painted centre and shoulder lines.
- Axle loadings on all graveled County roadways will be 75 per cent.
- Axle loadings on all oiled County roadways will be 75 per cent. These roads are identified by their lack of painted centre and shoulder lines. This includes all County subdivisions.
A Road Protection Permit Application to Transportation Services is required for companies hauling six loads per day or more weighing more than 8,000 kg. per load. A permit is issued upon approval of the application and deposit of a security fee. The fee provides insurance against road damage that may be caused by the hauler. The Road Protection Permit Procedure spells out the responsibilities of the permit holder, has a fee schedule and a copy of the permit application.
Truck and Heavy Equipment Registration
Any County contract that involves commercial trucks, trailers or heavy equipment requires the contractor to annually complete a Truck and Equipment Registration. The registration is valid until the end of the calendar year. The form can be emailed, mailed or dropped off at the County Centre. Go to our Work with Us for a list of current tenders.
Every year the County accepts applications from rural residents for 200-metre calcium chloride dust control treatment (at a cost of $50). The County then orders enough calcium chloride for the season. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2017. Late applications will be considered until June 1, 2017, however quantities are limited and treatment is not guaranteed.
Click here to download a copy of the dust control application.