Gravel Pits


The County owns and operates numerous resource pits throughout the County. A fleet of six (6) heavy trucks transport aggregates from resource pits to stockpiles and the spreading of aggregates directly to gravel road surfaces.

Annually the County distributes 41,000 cubic meters of aggregates across 300 kilometers of Arterial, 275 kilometers of Collector, and 875 kilometers of Local classified gravel roads. The crushing of resources is planned and carried out by retaining a crushing contractor. By managing aggregates in this manner the County is able to address ¼ of 1450 km of County gravel surfaced roads annually, keeping the program manageable in size based on available resources, equipment, and labour. Aggregate use will be planned and budgeted for annually on this philosophy; however aggregate use will be limited to roads requiring resurfacing. This philosophy ensures road surfaces are addressed regularly based on classification (importance), based on need, and on a manageable plan promoting conservation of resource for future use.
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