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Roads Business Unit

Operations, maintenance and upgrades of Calgary roads

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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, 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 cleaning
The regular 2015 Spring Clean-up street cleaning program will begin  April 13 and run until the end of June. Currently crews are pre-sweeping streets that regularly see high volumes of on-street parking. If you see "no parking" signs on your block, please remove your cars so crews can get the street as clean as possible.

Traffic Safety programs
Have you heard our ads on 660 Radio? Together we can ensure we keep our streets safe and Calgary moving by: limiting speeds, following new school and playground zone hours, and taking vehicles off the road (when safe to do so) after minor accidents.

Snow and Ice Control program
Roads sands, salts and plows roads and sidewalks based on a Council-approved priority system. This keeps the greatest number of vehicles moving safely in the shortest period of time. See the Road Conditions Map and the Snow and Ice Control Updates to help plan your commute when it snows.

Snow Route parking bans
Snow Route parking bans support snow plowing operations by removing vehicles from the streets, allowing crews to clear snow from Calgary roads more efficiently and effectively. Parking will be temporarily restricted on designated “Snow Routes” for up to 72 hours following a declaration of a Snow Event by The City.

Road Permits
New! More ePermits now online. We are pleased to announce that you can now apply for your street use, hoarding and associated temporary no parking permits, banner over roadways, block party, street use filming, vending box and new community directional sign online using our Roads ePermits website.

Traffic information now
Plan your commuting trip with a Calgary traffic report. See the Advanced Traveller Information System (ATIS) for traffic cameras and any incidents, closures, roadwork or delays affecting your drive in Calgary.

Calgary travel times
A technology that collects publicly available information from Bluetooth devices and estimates travel times and congestion is used to gather travel time information. These drive times are then displayed on electronic signs at key locations along the Deerfoot Trail, Crowchild Trail and Glenmore Trail freeways. See the current drive travel times.

Bridge rehabilitation 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.

Design and construction guides
There are a number of policy and specification manuals of importance to contractors and consultants performing work for The City of Calgary. Guidelines include the Temporary Traffic Control Manual, Standard Specifications Roads Construction,Force Account Rates, and Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) Plan Framework.

Are you 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.