The daily traffic volume on rural roads determines the most suitable road surface—either asphalt, cold mix, dust-controlled gravel or loose gravel.
View our road type map to see the road types in your area.
Based on traffic volume, Strathcona County rural road classifications and surface types are as follows:
- Class I – wide asphalt roadway that handles more than 1,000 vehicles per day.
- Class II – cold mix (hard surface) roadways that manage between 250 to 1,000 vehicles per day; typically connect to Class Is or highways.
- Class III – dust-suppressed gravel roads that have been oiled; see up to about 250 vehicles per day. These roads have the appearance of a hard surface road, such as asphalt.
- Class IV – loose gravel road; some residences will get dust control 150 metres from their residence.
The approves the road classifications above and the Sustainable Rural Roads Master Plan guides how the County maintains each road type.
Annual maintenance programs
Strathcona County monitors and maintains all rural roads on an annual basis to maintain quality roadways that enable safe travel. Annual road improvement programs include:
- Rural Road Rehabilitation program – roads within rural subdivisions and Class II grid roads
- Gravel Road Rehabilitation program – Class III and IV gravel roads
To learn more about these programs, and to see where construction will be taking place, view our CountyWorks web map.
Transportation Engineering and Operations
Submit a general road inquiry