The County of Grande Prairie is reminding residents applications for dust control on gravel roads closes at the end of the month.
Dust control is done by crews applying a dust suppressant, which can be a mix of calcium chloride or spec crude oil, to gravel roads. Residents can apply to have dust suppressant applied to roads in front of their property, a rural subdivision or a business.
The cost of the work is shared between the county and the applicant, with fees based on whether it is for residential or commercial use, the type of suppressant used, and the length of application. Calcium applications cost between $4.40 to $6.60 a metre, while oil applications are $40 a metre.
Those wanting to apply in person at the County Public Works Building have until April 28th to do so, while online applications are open until April 30th. Dust control work will begin in the county when the temporary spring road bans are lifted.