The City of Calgary is responsible for maintaining approximately 1,500 km of gravel lanes. Back lanes can deteriorate over time causing issues such as potholes, incorrect drainage and improper grade. See the gravel lane repair schedule to find the week your gravel lane is scheduled for repairs.
A typical gravel lane maintenance treatment consists of:
- Inspection of the gravel lane to see if it is necessary to re-grade the surface.
- Grading to address potholes, ensure proper grade and drainage.
- Adding or removing material as necessary.
- Application of a mixture of Calcium Chloride/Water to assist in compaction of the surface and to reduce dust.
Some of the most common back lane (gravel and paved) concerns reported are:
- Drainage issues.
- Issue caused by excavation/utility cuts.
- Gravel amounts (need more/too much).
- Low/high manholes.
- Muddy/dusty conditions.
- Potholes/ruts/washboard-like corrugations.
- Sinkholes (caving in/getting larger).
How you can help
We rely on the cooperation of vehicle owners to observe gravel repair signs and remove their vehicles and garbage or recycling bins from gravel lanes.
When you see our signs or our equipment in your neighbourhood, please remove any obstacles located in the laneway.
Any exposed telecommunication cables located on a lane scheduled for repair will be excluded until the cable has been properly buried. These cables are not part of Roads infrastructure and we ask residents to please contact the appropriate utility company which the cable belongs for assistance.
In the instance that your lane is scheduled for repair on the same day as waste and recycling collection, please place your bins as close to your property as possible or move cans to the front of your property as to not impede the scheduled repair.
Lanes that are deemed too congested for work will be excluded from gravel lane repair. You can report debris in your lane online or by calling 311.
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Community lane repair schedule
The 2013 gravel lane schedule will be posted mid June. Find your community listed below for scheduled gravel lane maintenance.
Lanes that have been identified as not requiring grading may receive a calcium chloride application prior to the scheduled dates listed below.
Note that schedules can change at any time due to the rate of progress, inclement weather and other factors. Changes will be posted to these pages as soon as possible, look for the signs in your area for the most current schedule.
|Bridgeland (East of 10 St NE)|
|Bridgeland (West of 10 St NE)|
|Capitol Hill East|
|Capitol Hill West|
|Coventry Hill (East)|
|Coventry Hills (South)|
|Coventry Hills (West)|
|Crescent Heights (East of Center St)|
|Crescent Heights (West of Center St)|
|Downtown West Side|
|Forest Lawn Industrial|
|Huntington Hills East|
|Huntington Hills West|
|Manchester Industrial North|
|Manchester Industrial South|
|Monterey Park North|
|Monterey Park South|
|North Haven Upper|
|Queens Park Village|
|St. Andrews Heights|
Gravel lane repair in your community, starting mid June 2013. Help crews make repairs quickly and easily.