Sturgeon County construction staff continue to work on the brushing program within county Right-Of-Way’s from November to the end of March (weather permitting).
There are a number of reasons Sturgeon County will carry out roadside brushing activities; 1) Safety; 2) Life cycle of infrastructure; and 3) Facilitation of future activities.
A schedule for the 2018 season will be forthcoming.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Hazard to vehicles which leave the road
- Danger of falling trees
- Reduce probability of vehicle-wildlife incidents
- Obscuring warning signs and stop/yield signs
- Sight distance (at intersections and driveways)
- Shading of the roadway causing icy sections in winter
- Overhanging branches damaging maintenance equipment and vehicles • Provision of snow storage area
- Shading of the roadway causing deterioration of the road structure over the years • Facilitation of roadside mowing activities
- Facilitation and improvement of drainage activities
- Preparation for road maintenance projects for the following summer programs
Sturgeon County appreciates your understanding and cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience that may occur while brushing takes place. It is normal after brushing operations to see small wood chips left behind to decompose in the Right-Of-Way. We attempt to minimize the debris that may land on private property. “Drive with caution, pass with care and please observe Traffic signs. Be Safe!”
To improve the safety of our roads, Sturgeon County is actively engaged in an intersection sightline inspection and brushing program for the winter of 2017/2018. Sturgeon County designates are performing these assessments based on the guidelines from the Alberta Transportation AT-Grade Intersection specifications. If the intersection qualifies for brushing sightline improvements the Sturgeon County designate will be contacting the registered landowner by letter, phone or site visit.
With approval from the registered landowner Sturgeon County Transportation crews or a contracted service will be clearing the brush during the winter 2017/2018 program in the identified sightlines at no additional cost to the landowner.
Registered landowners in possession of an intersection sightline brushing issue that have not been contacted by a representative are encouraged to contact Sturgeon County Transportation Services at:
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at:
Office: Sturgeon County Transportation Services; 9902-90 Avenue, Morinville, AB
Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed between 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)
Online: www.sturgeoncounty.ca and click on Contact Us and go to “Report a Road Concern”