Operations, maintenance and upgrades
To Keep Calgarians on the move, the Calgary Transportation department's Roads business unit maintains, rehabilitates, and reconstructs the city's current roadways and bridges, manages traffic and parking Infrastructure. Road maintenance and construction programs include pothole repair, street cleaning, snow and ice control, surface overlay paving and sidewalk repair. Local improvement services are offered to residents who want to invest in alley paving or sidewalk replacement, driveway crossing or street lighting upgrades.
Divisions of the Roads Business Unit strive to provide a safe, effective and well maintained road system for all modes of travel with a commitment to excellence, innovation, and environmental sustainability.
Current programs on Calgary streets:
Spring Clean-up street sweeping program
Spring Clean-up street cleaning Spring Clean-up is an annual street cleaning program that removes sanding materials and debris that has accumulated on roads and along major sidewalks and boulevards during the winter months. This helps make our roads safer, protects the environment, and improves the appearance of city roads. This year, Spring Clean-up street sweeping is scheduled to start on April 15.
Road paving program
The annual paving program helps maintain Calgary's extensive road network and
keeps city streets in top condition. Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays during
the summer road resurfacing season.
Traffic information now
Plan your commuting trip. See the Advanced Traveller Information System (ATIS) for traffic cameras and any incidents, closures, roadwork or delays affecting your drive in Calgary.
Traffic innovations at Roads
Whether it’s through real-time traffic updates or solar-powered pedestrian crosswalks, the Roads business unit is constantly looking at better and more efficient ways of operating. Find out more about innovations at roads here.
Bridge rehabiliation program
Bridge rehabilitation and maintenance is an important part of Roads operations. Monitoring bridges through regularly scheduled condition assessments keeps bridge engineers informed and provides for maintenance planning activities. See which bridges are currently part of the rehabilitation program.
Limit your speed
The City of Calgary's Transportation Department is launching our Limit Your Speed campaign to increase driver awareness about the importance of following posted speed limits.
Design and construction guides
For contractors and consultants. Includes the 2012 Standard Specifications, Roads Construction.
Looking for a parking space in Calgary? Several tools are used by The City to manage parking. They include the residential parking zone and permit system, parking meter locations and peak hour restrictions. Find out if your neighbourhood requires a Residential Parking Permit.