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Back lane repairs

The City maintains approximately 2,000 km of gravel and paved back lanes. Road crews check the full network every spring and schedule repairs in priority order as needed. Maintenance starts once crews have finished Spring Clean-up, and continues throughout the summer until mid-October.

2017 repair schedule

  
  
  
  
DNE-SRAbbeydaleJune30-May
DSW-HRAcadiaAugust5-Aug
DSE-24Albert ParkAugust28-Aug
DSW-RGAltadoreJuly20-Jul
DSE-24Alyth/BonnybrookJune12-Jun
DSE-24Applewood ParkAugust11-Sep
DNW-BPArbour LakeAugust30-Aug
DSE-194Auburn BaySeptember28-Aug
DNW-CPBanff Tr./ Capitol HillAugust7-Aug
DSW-RGBankviewJuly3-Aug
DNE-SGBeddington HeightsJune27-Jun
CentBeltlineAugust10-Aug
DSW-HRBonavista DownsSeptember3-Sep
DNW-BPBownessJune30-Aug
DSW-HRBraesideJuly22-Jun
DNW-CPBrentwoodAugust5-Sep
DNW-CPBrentwood / CharleswoodAugust5-Sep
DNW-CPBrentwood LowerAugust5-Sep
DNW-CPBriar Hill/ Houndsfield Heights/ West HillhurstAugust2-Aug
DNW-CPBridgeland/ RiversideJune13-Jun
DSE-194BridlewoodJune15-Jun
DSW-RGBritanniaAugust8-Aug
DNW-CPCambrian HeightsJuly19-Jul
DSW-HRCanyon MeadowsJuly27-Jun
DNW-CPCapitol Hill/ Mount PleasantAugust24-Jul
DNE-SRCastleridgeAugust29-Jun
DSW-HRCedarbraeJuly8-Jun
DSE-194Chaparral ValleyAugust14-Aug
DSE-194Chaparral WestAugust14-Aug
DNW-CPCharleswood/ CollingwoodAugust5-Sep
DSW-HRChinook ParkAugust21-Jul
DNW-BPCitadelAugust29-Aug
DSW-RGCliff BungalowSeptember9-Aug
DSW-RGCoach HillMay29-May
DSE-194CopperfieldSeptember12-Sep
DNE-SRCoral SpringsAugust6-Jul
DNE-SGCountry HillsJuly12-Jul
DNE-SGCoventry HillsJuly8-Aug
DSE-194Cranston NorthAugust23-Aug
DSE-194Cranston SouthAugust21-Aug
DNW-CPCresent HeightsJune20-Jun
DNW-BPDalhousieJune19-Jun
DSW-HRDeer Ridge / Deer RunSeptember15-Sep
DSE-194DouglasdaleOctober
DSE-24DoverJuly20-Jul
CentDowntownAugust15-Aug
DNW-BPEdgemontJuly17-Jul
DSW-RGElbow PkAugust9-Aug
DSW-RGElboyaAugust8-Aug
DSE-24Erin WoodsJuly2-Aug
DSW-RGErltonSeptember10-Aug
DNE-SGEvanstonAugust24-Aug
DSE-194EvergreenJune21-Jun
DSW-HRFairview / Fairview IndAugust8-Aug
DNE-SRFalconridgeAugust6-Jul
DSE-24Forest HeightsAugust5-Sep
DSE-24Forest LawnJuly14-Aug
DSE-24Forest Lawn IndustrialJuly8-Aug
DNE-SRFranklin/ MeridianJune7-Jun
DSW-RGGlamorganMay6-Jun
DSW-RGGlenbrookMay12-Jun
DSW-RGGlendaleJuly20-Jun
DNW-CPGreenview Industrial ParkJune27-Jun
DNW-CPGreenview/ Highland parkJune27-Jun
DNE-SGHarvest HillsJuly20-Jul
DNW-BPHawkwoodAugust10-Aug
DSW-HRHaysboroJuly10-Jul
DNE-SGHidden ValleyJuly6-Jul
DNW-CPHighwoodJuly20-Jul
DNW-CPHillhurstJuly24-Jul
DNE-SGHuntington HillsMay13-Jun
CentInglewoodAugust30-Aug
DSW-HRKelvin GroveAugust26-Jul
DSW-RGKillarney, GlengarryJuly10-Jul
DSW-HRKingslandAugust1-Aug
DSW-HRLake BonavistaSeptember5-Sep
DSW-RGLakeviewJuly18-Jul
DSE-194LegacyAugust10-Aug
DSW-RGLower Mount RoyalAugust9-Aug
DNE-SGMacEwan GlenJune29-Jun
DSE-194MahoganySeptember30-Aug
DSE-24ManchesterJune8-Jun
DSE-24Manchester Industrial NorthJune8-Jun
DSE-24Manchester Industrial SouthJune8-Jun
DSW-HRMaple RidgeAugust6-Aug
DNE-SRMarlboroughJune5-Jun
DNE-SRMarlborough ParkJune1-Jun
DNE-SRMartindaleSeptember11-Sep
DSW-RGMayfairJuly8-Aug
DNE-SRMayland HeightsJune7-Jun
DSE-194McKenzie Lake NorthOctober
DSE-194McKenzie Lake SouthOctober
DSE-194McKenzie TowneSeptember28-Sep
DSW-RGMeadowlark PkJuly3-Aug
DSE-194MidnaporeJuly20-Jul
DSE-194MillriseJune27-Jun
DSW-RGMissionSeptember10-Aug
DNE-SRMonterey Park NorthJuly19-Jun
DNE-SRMonterey Park SouthJuly15-Jun
DNW-BPMontgomeryAugust31-Aug
DNW-CPMount Pleasant/ Tuxedo/ Winston HeightsJune27-Jun
DSE-194New BrightonSeptember20-Sep
DNE-SGNolan HillAugust28-Aug
DSW-RGNorth Glenmore ParkJuly20-Jul
DNW-CPNorthhavenJuly7-Jul
DNW-CPNorthhaven Upper/ ThorncliffeJuly7-Jul
DSW-HROakridgeJuly15-Jun
DSE-24OgdenJuly13-Jul
DSW-HRPalliserJuly22-Jun
DNE-SGPanorama HillsAugust16-Aug
DNW-CPParkdaleSeptember25-Sep
DSW-RGParkhillSeptember10-Aug
DSW-HRParklandSeptember18-Sep
DSE-24Penbrooke MeadowsAugust28-Aug
DNE-SRPineridgeJuly14-Jun
DSE-194PrestwickSeptember26-Sep
DSE-24Quarry ParkJune13-Jun
DSW-HRQueenslandSeptember10-Sep
CentRamsayJuly21-Jul
DNW-BPRanchlandsJune20-Jun
DNE-SRRedstoneOctober16-Oct
DNW-CPRenfrew/ BridgelandJune13-Jun
DSW-RGRichmondJuly3-Aug
DSW-RGRideau PkSeptember9-Aug
DSE-24RiverbendJune3-Jul
DNW-CPRiversideJune13-Jun
DNW-CPRosemountJuly20-Jul
DSW-RGRosscarrockJuly20-Jun
DSW-RGRoxboroSeptember10-Aug
DNW-BPRoyal OakAugust29-Aug
DNE-SRRundleJuly13-Jun
DSW-RGRutland PkJuly14-Jul
DNE-SRSaddleridgeOctober16-Oct
DNE-SGSage HillAugust23-Aug
DNE-SGSandstone ValleyJune27-Jun
CentScarboroAugust3-Aug
DNW-BPScenic AcresAugust5-Sep
DSW-RGShaganappiJuly29-Jun
DSE-194Shawnee SlopesJune27-Jun
DSE-194ShawnessyJune10-Jul
DNW-BPSilver SpringsAugust28-Sep
DSE 194SilveradoJune8-Jun
DNW-CPSkylineJune27-Jun
DNE-SRSkyview RanchOctober16-Oct
DSE-194SomersetJuly17-Jul
DSW-RGSouth CalgaryJuly20-Jul
DSE-24SouthviewAugust21-Aug
DSW-HRSouthwoodJuly4-Jul
DSW-RGSpruce CliffJuly26-Jun
DNW-CPSt. Andrews HeightsSeptember25-Sep
DSW-RGStrathcona ParkMay30-May
CentSunaltaJuly27-Jul
DSE-194SundanceJuly3-Aug
DNW-CPSunnyside/ RosedaleJuly20-Jul
DNE-SRTaradaleSeptember11-Sep
DNE-SRTempleJuly22-Jun
DNW-CPThorncliffeJuly7-Jul
DNW-BPTuscanySeptember26-Sep
DNW-CPUniversity HeightsOctober2-Oct
DSW-RGUpper Mount RoyalAugust9-Aug
DSE-24ValleyfieldJune13-Jun
DNW-CPVarsityAugust25-Sep
DNW-BPVarsity EstatesAugust28-Aug
DNE-SRVista HeightsJuly7-Jun
DSE-194WaldenAugust10-Aug
DNW-CPWest Hillhurst/ HillhurstAugust24-Jul
DSW-RGWestgateJuly21-Jun
DNE-SRWhitehornAugust28-Jun
DSW-RGWildwoodJuly22-Jun
DSW-HRWillow ParkSeptember1-Sep
DSW-RGWindsor PkAugust8-Aug
DNW-CPWinston Heights/ MountainviewJune20-Jun
DSW-HRWoodbineJune1-Jun
DSW-HRWoodlandsJuly1-Jun

Gravel lanes generally require more upkeep than paved lanes, but the ways you can help crews get the work done are the same. The signs that a back lane needs maintenance are also similar, whether gravel or paved.

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Repair notice

If you have a gravel lane flagged for repair, we’ll let you know by posting a sign like the one shown here. You’ll see a similar sign if your paved lane is up for repair.

How you can help

You can help us get the job done quickly and cost-effectively by removing any obstacles for the duration of the repair, such as:

  • Cars, motor homes, trailers
  • Construction bins, stored material
  • Debris, excavated dirt piles
  • Low-hanging tree branches
  • Black, blue, green carts*

You can also help by reporting obstacles that aren’t yours with an eService report.
eServices - Report debris in lanes

Please note: Lanes that remain cluttered will be taken off the current year’s repair schedule.

*The one exception is your waste, recycling and compost bins. When lane repairs fall on a regular waste pick up day, please put your bins out as you normally would. The repair crew will move them aside while they work on your section of lane, and put them back before moving on.

Back lanes due for repair

The following are signs that a back lane is due for repair:

  • Poor drainage
  • Severe potholes, ruts, washboards
  • Emerging/worsening sink holes
  • Too much/too little gravel
  • Low/high manhole covers
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If you notice any of these issues before our crews start their annual inspections, please let us know with an online Service Request.
eServices - Report a back lane maintenance concern
Back lane repair in your community, starting June. Help crews make repairs quickly and easily by removing objects in the way during your back lane maintenance.

 
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