Strathcona County focuses on maintaining quality rural roadways to enable safe travel for residents.

View the CountyWorks construction web map to see the gravel roads planned for improvement this year.

Grader moving gravel on a rural road

Types of gravel roads

There are two types of gravel roads in Strathcona County:

  1. Dust-controlled gravel roads – gravel roads that have been oiled. These roads have the appearance of a hard surface road, such as asphalt.  Image showing a dust-controlled gravel road
  2. Loose gravel roads – loose gravel surface with dust control near residences. Image showing a raw gravel road

Maintenance approaches

Gravel roads are monitored and maintained as needed from April to September. Based on the condition of the road, different techniques will be used to maintain a suitable road surface for safe travel, including re-gravelling, blading or reshaping. 

Re-gravelling Truck dumping new gravel onto road
Blading Grader blading gravel road
Reshaping Graders reshaping gravel road

Depending on the road type and condition, construction could also include:

  • Culvert repairs and minor ditching work
  • Road base repairs or reconstruction and reshaping

What to expect

  • Alternate routes or detours may be required during construction—watch for signs.
  • There is often a delay between new gravel and oiling so loose materials and uneven surfaces may exist. Please slow down and drive with care.


Common questions

More information:

Transportation Engineering and Operations
Phone: 780-417-7100
Submit a road construction issue

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Last updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2024
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