The County of Newell conducted a study on all 1500 Km’s of Gravel Roads in its boundaries in 2012. The Study assigned classifications to roadways:
- Arterial Roads are defined as the main thoroughfares outside of those of highways. They have the highest traffic volumes on gravel surfaced roads and serve traffic travelling to and from Provincial and County paved highways, between communities, and are key in commodity transport to market.
- Collectors Roads are defined as the names suggests. These roads collect traffic and funnel it to arterial roads.
- Non-Key Local Roads are all gravel roads not identified as Arterial or Collector.
The study summarized a number of roads requiring reconstruction. This reconstruction will see roads brought up to County standards to accommodate the type of traffic for which the road is used, based on classification including accomadation of future use. Annually the reconstruction program and specific roads are proposed to Council for approval in the budget process.
If at any time an individual wishes to construct a new road on an undeveloped road allowance within the County of Newell, coordination with theMunicipal Services Department is mandatory. By contacting Municipal Services, the terms and conditions that will apply to the development of the road will be identified, including the process which must be followed during the construction phase.