Residential Road Rehabilitation program

Drop driveway request

To request a drop driveway estimate, please submit an inquiry through County Connect.

Strathcona County’s Residential Rehabilitation Program includes upgrades and improvements that maintain the quality and safety of our roadways.

Visit the CountyWorks construction web map to see what projects are planned.

Images of crews working on pouring concrete and putting down fresh asphalt

What to expect

The work on each street will take about a month from start to finish, weather depending. Construction will take place in two phases:

  1. Spot concrete repairs of sidewalk
  2. Asphalt road improvements

Note: Pedestrian safety features could be constructed as part of Phase 1 or Phase 2, depending on the location.

There may be a break of up to two weeks between each phase. Prior to each phase, residents of the area will receive a detailed “Notice of Construction” letter. 

Phase 1 - Spot concrete

During this phase, select portions of the sidewalk, as well as the curb and gutter, will be marked and then replaced. Not all sidewalks on your street will be replaced. Project Managers evaluate the condition of the concrete and only replace deficient sections. 

Concrete Replacement Process:

  • Removal of existing concrete and sod
  • Construction of base and forming for new concrete
  • Pouring new concrete
  • Replacement of topsoil and sod

The contractor will replace the sod behind the new concrete that has been poured and is responsible for watering the sod until it has taken. Homeowners are also encouraged to water the sod behind the new sidewalk. 

Drop driveways (low slope residential crossings)

During concrete replacement, the sidewalk in front of some driveways will be replaced, depending on: 

  • If 60% or more of the sidewalk in front of your driveway requires replacement, a drop driveway or low slope crossing will be installed at no cost to the homeowner.
  • If the sidewalk is not being replaced or if less than 60% of your total driveway width is being replaced, a drop driveway will not be installed by Strathcona County.

Residents have the option to request a drop driveway; however, this will be completed at the homeowner’s expense. If you would like to request an estimate, please submit a request through County Connect.

Phase 2 - Asphalt road improvements

Asphalt (road) improvements will begin approximately one to two weeks after Phase 1 – Spot concrete has finished. During this phase, the roadway is assessed for structural (base) deficiencies. Depending on what is found one of two methods will be used:

  • Method 1 – Base Reconstruction
    This method usually takes about two weeks to complete (weather permitting)
  • Method 2 – Mill and Overlay (can include base repairs)
    This method is shorter and takes up to five days to complete (weather permitting)

Pedestrian safety features

In support of the County’s Neighbourhood Traffic Safety Action Plan (2017), collector road upgrades also include the implementation of pedestrian safety features, where applicable. Pedestrian safety features could include raised upgrades or curb extensions at multi-use trail crossings, playgrounds, schools and key pedestrian corridors.

Some collector roads also have traffic calming features added as part of the construction process. 

Things to watch for

Parking and access
  • Parking will be temporarily restricted during construction
  • Access to your driveway may be limited
  • 'No Parking' signs will go up 24 hours before construction starts to ensure sufficient notice of parking restrictions
  • We will remove 'No Parking' signs as soon as they are no longer required
  • Wherever possible, we will only restrict parking to one side of the street
  • If you have an RV parked on your driveway and need to remove it during construction, please submit a request through County Connect.
Equipment and signs
  • Expect equipment in the area until construction is complete
  • No parking signs and barricades will be placed on lawns and sidewalks
  • Information signs will be posted with start dates for each phase of construction
Dust and debris
  • Dust and debris will be present during construction. The contractor will attempt to keep them to a minimum
  • Loose materials, oil, cement powder and uneven surfaces

 

Frequently asked questions

 

Further information:

County Connect

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Please note: Weather can cause unexpected delays. Although we strive to maintain schedules, timeline changes may be required.

Last updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Page ID: 39525