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Street Maintenance

For any current road maintenance updates, please visit "What's Happening" at the following link:

 http://www.sylvanlake.ca/public-notices.html


Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of the transportation network including the repair and maintenance of:

  • Paved Surfaces – this includes potholes, crack sealing, street sweeping and snow & ice control.
  • Gravel Surfaces – this includes the grading and re-graveling of alleyways where required.
  • Street signs
  • Sidewalks – are annually inspected prior to June 30 for hazards.
  • Crosswalks and Roadway Markings

Please contact Public Works for any questions or concerns at 403-887-2800.


Snow & Ice Control

The Town of Sylvan Lake endeavors to protect the safety of the public through timely maintenance of the transportation system during the winter months. Roadways in the Town are prioritized into four categories for the purposes of clearing accumulations of snow or ice:

For the Snow & Ice Control Policy, click here

Priority Trigger Target (start/end)
Downtown 5 cm packed 72 hrs/96 hrs
A routes 8 cm loose/5 cm packed 48 hrs/96 hrs
B routes 8 cm loose/8 cm packed 72 hrs/120 hrs
C routes 15 cm packed 5 days/10 days
D routes every 50 cm, or single event of 30 cm 7 days/ 14 day
Alleys as required when practical
Facilities 10 cm loose/8 cm packed 72 hrs/120 hrs
Walkways- A 3 cm accumulations 24 hrs/96 hrs
Walkways- B 3 cm accumulations 48 hrs/120 hrs


Snow & Ice Control Route Map


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Route Descriptions:

PRIORITY A Routes - Major arterial roadways and downtown business core. 
Windrows created by plowing that results in blocked access to driveways, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or crosswalks will be opened and cleared again within 1 hour.

PRIORITY B Routes - School zones and residential collector roadways.
Windrows created by plowing that results in blocked access to driveways, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or crosswalks will be opened and cleared again within 1 hour.

PRIORITY C Routes - These roads include minor collector roads.
Windrows created by plowing that results in blocked access to driveways, mailboxes, fire hyrdrants, or crosswalks will be opened and cleared again within 1 hour.

*Snow is not hauled away from C routes, with the exception of roads that have 2 sidealks directly abutting the road surface, cul-de-sacs, or roads that are impassable due to diminishing road width.


OTHER (D) Routes - All remaining local roads.
Windrows created by plowing that results in blocked access to driveways, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or crosswalks will be opened and cleared again within 1 hour. *Snow is not hauled from D routes, with the exception of roads that have 2 sidewalks directly abutting the road surface, cul-de-sacs, or roads that are impassable due to diminishing road width.


Alleys- These include back lanes providing rear access to properties. It is recognized that residents and solid waste equipment utilize these lanes. Alleys used as the primary access to a dwelling, such as those areas where seconodary suites are allowed, or the ally parallel to Lakeshore Dr. (and others), are inspected more often and cleared as required.


Priority A Walkways- Walkways at and adjacent to Town facilities, trails, and designated pedestrian corridors.

Priority B Walkways- Walkways adjacent to parks, and utility right-of-way easements. 

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