Sturgeon County - Dust Suppression Program
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Dust Suppression ProgramDust Suppression Program

Sturgeon County's Dust Suppression Program can help reduce the impact of dust on residential properties. The requested product will be applied to the County roadway adjacent to the applicant's property.

Important Information About Dust Suppression

  • The first 100 metres of dust suppression per resident is subsidized by Sturgeon County ($775).  All dust suppression beyond the basic 100 metre application will be charged at FULL COST to a maximum of an extra 100 metres (as per the current Sturgeon County Dust Suppression Policy).
  • Sturgeon County, at its sole discretion, may undertake work on any treated areas to maintain a safe driving surface.
  • Application forms are processed in the order they are received.  Your neighbour’s stakes may appear earlier than yours.


Dust Suppression Options

Oil Dust Suppression Fact Sheet & Application Consent


Calcium Chloride

  • Blended into the surface gravel.
  • Combines with water to suppress dust.
  • This product is maintained at the discretion of the County, during the current season of the application.
  • Resident is responsible for contacting the County if the calcium requires attention.
  • Sturgeon County does not guarantee any particular level of dust suppression or lifespan for Calcium Chloride.

COST: 

  • $405 for the first 100m
  • $118/10m for additional length up to 100m
  • $100 Late fee added for orders received between April 17- May 17.

 


Mineral Oil

  • Not calcium- or salt-based, this product is an annual application.
  • Applied as a thin film on top of gravel and takes 24 hours to settle in. The road is driveable during this time.
  • Does not combine with water, it repels water off the road surface.
  • Applied once in the spring, it can be graded lightly to maintain a good driving surface during the season. Maintenance or re-application is completed at the discretion of the County.

COST: 

  • $660 for the first 100m
  • $143.50/10m for additional length up to 100m
  •  $100 Late fee added for orders received between April 17- May 17.

Oil

  • This is a cold mix product, placed on the existing road surface only.
  • This product repels water.
  • Guaranteed until Dec 31 of the same year it is installed (one season) only.  The lifespan cannot be predicted, as it is site specific and depends on subgrade condition, traffic volume, vehicle sizes, etc.
  • Approval for the Oil treatment requires a site inspection by Transportation Services. Some restrictions may apply.
  • Your order must include the Oil Dust Suppression Fact Sheet & Applicant Consent 
     

COST: 

  • $4,165 for the first 100m
  •  $494/10m for additional length up to 100m
  •  $100 Late fee added for orders received between April 17- May 17.

 

For more information or if your dust suppression requires attention, contact Sturgeon County Transportation Services at 780-939-8252 or toll free at 1-866-939-9303.