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Traffic sign maintenance

The City installs and maintains a variety of traffic signs along Calgary’s roadways. These signs inform the public about traffic regulations, provide information and warn about upcoming road characteristics or hazards. Traffic signs are typically mounted on metal posts, although some are mounted overhead on traffic signal arms.

Report a damaged or faded traffic sign

To report a traffic sign in need of repair (not for Deerfoot or Stoney Trail), please fill out one of the following online service requests.

  • Sign (on metal post) repair
  • Sign (on traffic signal arm) repair
  • Bus stop sign concern
  • CTrain sign or station concern
  • Traffic signs obstructed by a tree:
    Please call 311 directly.
  • Signs in a Park or on a Pathway:
    Please call 311 directly, these are not considered road traffic signs.
  • Traffic signs on Deerfoot Trail:
    Deerfoot Trail is maintained by the Province of Alberta.
    • For the majority of concerns on Deerfoot Trail, call Carmacks directly at 403-543-8750.
    • For Deerfoot Trail concerns south of Stoney Trail South, call Chinook Operations at 1-877-898-7623.
  • Traffic Signs on Stoney Trail:
    Stoney Trail is maintained by the Province of Alberta.
    • Report concerns for Stoney Trail North (16 Ave. N.W. – 17 Ave. S.E.) to Carmacks at 403-543-8750.
    • Report concerns for Stoney Trail South (east of Macleod Trail to 17 Ave. S.E.) to Chinook Operations at 1-877-898-7623.
    • Report concerns for Stoney Trail South (west of Macleod Trail to Glenmore Trail S.W.) to KGL Operations at 403-212-0565.

Types of traffic signs

Traffic signs include regulatory, warning, guide and information signs such as:
  • Stop, Yield, and Merge
  • Crosswalk and Playground Zone
  • Speed limit and lane designation
  • Bike lanes
  • Parking signs, including accessible parking and residential parking zones
  • Street name blades
  • Taxi zone
  • Snow routes
  • Yellow and black warning signs (deer crossing, ramp speeds, etc.)
  • Brown and white facility markers
  • Green and white guide signs
To see examples of traffic signs, explore the Government of Alberta’s Sign Catalogue.
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