Summer maintenance generally occurs between May 15 and October 31. There are a number of scheduled routine maintenance items that the Operations Department completes during the summer season. Some of these summer operations include:
- Roadside maintenance (mowing, ditching, shouldering)
- Street sweeping
- Resurfacing (surface treatment, asphalt paving, slurry seal)
- Dust control
- Culvert replacement
- Miscellaneous road repairs
Road system and work are set out on a biweekly basis for ongoing maintenance.
Summer Dust Control
Gravel roads can create a great deal of of dust during the summer months. Calcium chloride is used to reduce dust levels caused by the movement of traffic on dry roads. Dust control is costly and has a slight environmental impact on the surrounding area. For this reason, dust control is applied once per year in late June. We rely on the wet spring conditions to provide a natural dust control for as long as possible. In the drier, hotter months the applied dust control will provide more effective treatment. As funds allow, gravel roads throughout the Municipality are being hard surfaced to eliminate this need for dust control measures.