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UPDATE: County lifts road ban, City ban remains

UPDATE: The County of Grande Prairie has lifted its road ban. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday the axle weight on all gravel roads is back up to 100 per cent. The City still has a ban in place on its gravel roads, down to 50 per cent axle weight until further notice.

The City of Grande Prairie has followed the County’s lead and has declared a road ban starting February 20th. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., all gravel roads will be at a 50 per cent axle weight until further notice.

Transportation Services Manager Robert Carroll explains the ban is needed as the area deals with milder temperatures. Gravel roads are particularly vulnerable to damage during a thaw.

The affected roads are:

The list of affected roads are as follows:

  • RR 71 – 0.5 miles south of Highway 43; 0.5 miles north of Highway 43; 0.5 miles north of Township Road 715
  • RR 70 – 0.5 miles south of Highway 43; 5 miles north of Highway 43
  • TWP RD 715 – Range Road 70 to Range Road 71
  • TWP RD 715A – Range Road 70 to Range Road 65 ; Range Road 64 to 116 Street
  • TWP RD 721 – Range Road 70 to 0.5 miles west of Range Road 71
  • TWP RD 722 – Range Road 70 to 0.5 miles east of Range Road 64
  • RR 65 – 0.25 mile south of Township Road 715A to 1.25 miles north of Township Road 720; Township Road 722 north 1 mile
  • RR 64 (124 Street) – 0.25 miles south of Township Road 715A to 1.5 miles north of Township Road 720 ; 0.75 miles north of Township Road 712A
  • TWP RD 720 – Range Road 65 to 116 Street
  • 108 Street – 0.5 miles north of 132 Avenue
  • 92 Street – 132 Avenue to 141 Avenue
  • 99 Street – 132 Avenue to 0.5 blocks south of 128 Avenue
  • RR 55 – 132 Avenue north 1 mile
  • RR 54 (76 Street) – Highway 670 north 1 mile
  • RR 53 (68 Street) – 1 mile north of Highway 670; 0.5 miles south of Highway 670
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All gravel roads in the County will also be at 50 per cent axle weight from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. as of February 20th.

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