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:
The study summarized a number of roads requiring reconstruction. 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 accommodation of future use. Annually the reconstruction program proposed to Council for approval during the budget process.
- Arterial Roads are defined as the main thoroughfares outside of those of highways. Arterial roads have the highest traffic volumes on gravel surfaced roads and serve traffic traveling 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 suggest. These roads collect traffic and funnel it to arterial roads.
- Non-Key Local Roads are all gravel roads not identified as Arterial or Collector.
If at any time individuals wanting to construct a new road on an undeveloped road allowance within the County of Newell, coordination with the Municipal 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.
For more information, please contact the Municipal Services Department at 403-794-2311.