Rural road types

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.

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Rural road in Strathcona County.

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 Transportation System Bylaw (939.1 KB)  approves the road classifications above and the 2010 Sustainable Rural Road 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:

To learn more about these programs, and to see where construction will be taking place in 2019, view our CountyWorks web map.

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Last updated: Thursday, May 16, 2019
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