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Approaches
Approaches within municipal road right-of-ways are subject to the current Clearwater County Approach Construction Guideline Policy, viewable in the policy section of the County website. Approach requests, construction and inspections are carried out each year beginning when the frost is out of the ground through to the 15th of October.

Standard approach width requirements are 7.3 meters (24 ft.)
Joint approach width requirements are 9.8 meters (31 ft.)
Industrial approach width requirements are 8.0 meters (26 ft.)
Permission must be obtained prior to the installation of any new approach.
 
 
Guard Rails
 
Guardrails are an integral part of a safe road system. These are most commonly seen along roadways around curves, steep embankments and bridges. If you have concerns or spot a guardrail that has been damaged please contact the County Office at 403-845-4444 or email at publicworks@clearwatercounty.ca
 
Beaver Control

Clearwater County maintains an active beaver control program during the summer months. The time frame for which this program can be administered is dictated by Alberta Environment and Parks. This program is limited to work within the municipal road right-of-ways unless municipal infrastructure is at risk.

Standing water against roadways can cause severe and expensive damage to the road infrastructure, if not corrected.
 
Ditches

Clearwater County has a ditching program which utilizes a contract track hoe and two Clearwater County gravel trucks. Problem areas are recognized and work is done in the road allowance to maintain or create proper drainage.  
 
If you wish to report or identify large pooling of water in ditches, or beside a road way, a damaged or plugged culvert please contact the County Office at 403-845-4444, or email at publicworks@clearwatercounty.ca
 
Signs

Clearwater County maintains the public signs throughout the county on the municipal public roads including the traffic control signs, directional signs, and informational signs. These signs are for the safety and convenience of everyone, if you have concerns or spot a sign down please contact the County Office at 403-845-4444, or email at publicworks@clearwatercounty.ca

For more information on signs, and sign requests, please refer to the Informational Signs and the Signs (Private) on Municipal Right-of-Way in our Clearwater County policy section.

For sign requests please submit a letter detailing the request including: sign type, proposed locations, along with the supporting information or reasoning for the request. Please include your contact information.

Sign requests will then be reviewed at the appropriate level and the person making the request will be informed once a decision has been made in accordance with Clearwater County's policy.
 
Culverts

Living in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains means we have a lot of water flow at different times of the year. Handling these flows requires providing a path for all that water to follow.

Clearwater County assesses each location as to the culvert size required, and has a minimum size standard of 500mm diameter. Only a new culvert is allowed in the road right-of-way.

Every attempt is made to maintain a clear unobstructed path for the water to follow. Sometimes as a result of work in or around culverts or as a result of the environment we live in, these culverts can become damaged or plugged. These conditions can cause severe and expensive damage to the road infrastructure, if not corrected.

If you wish to report or identify large pooling of water in ditches, beside a road way, a damaged or plugged culvert please contact the County Office at 403-845-4444, or email at publicworks@clearwatercounty.ca