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Calgary Roads

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, driveway crossing or street lighting upgrades.

Transportation provides services to help keep Calgarians on the move.

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:

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.

School and Playground zones
On July 22, 2014 City Council approved changes to school and playground zone timing in Calgary. Playground zones will now be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., all year around and School zones will also be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., on school days.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.