Road Works

Current road works and construction projects.

Municipal District of Lesser Slave River's crews are not currently completing road work or construction projects. Please note that any construction dates made available on this page are anticipated, but may change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. Please check back for updated information.

 

 

 

Micro-surfacing on the West Mitsue Industrial road will be taking place and delays will occur, starting June 15th, 2017. The duration of the project is approximately one week. Hours of work on the project by the contractor will be between 06:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs where traffic will be controlled. A minimum of 3.5 metres lane width will be maintained at all times and traffic will be managed by traffic control personnel and pilot vehicles. Speeds will be reduced to 50KM/h.

During the next two weeks, MD crews will be conducting repairs on several bridges within the municipality. Single lane closures will occur on bridge files: 6668, 70314, 72113, 74079, and 77697. Be on the lookout for signs warning of construction ahead. Construction zone speed limits must be obeyed at all times.

In addition, beginning on May 16, 2017, please be advised of the full closure of the bridge along Township Road 703 in Hondo. Traffic is being detoured using Owen Road, Range Road 704, and Canyon Road. Anticipated completion is four days. Updates will be posted on the municipal website. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

Lesser Slave River is “Iyaghchi Eennu Sepe “ in Cree, meaning "River of the Strange People." The river itself is a major tributary of the Athabasca River. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Dust Control

Suppress the dust on roads in your area.

One frustrating aspect of rural living is the dust that is often produced by traffic on gravel roads. The Transportation department offers help in abating commonly-occurring road dust that can be a safety hazard as well as a nuisance for rural residents. The dust control program allows residents to apply for dust control on rural roads in front of residences. Dust control involves the application of a calcium chloride agent to gravel roads that cause particles to stick together into larger chunks that do not spread so easily via wind or vehicle.

The MD dust control program typically begins in May and is completed by end of June, weather and road conditions permitting. Please complete and submit the application below to apply for inclusion into the MD's dust control program.



Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave River region is almost twice the size of Prince Edward Island with 1/15 the population – this truly lets you feel like you are getting away from it all, whether you’re raising your family here or just getting away for the weekend. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Road Bans

Check the restrictions before you head out.

From time to time, traffic on Lesser Slave River's roads must be restricted due to construction, maintenance or seasonal conditions such as the spring thaw. Road Bans are implemented for the purpose of restricting the weight of commercial vehicles and the goods they carry on municipal roadways. These restrictions are designed to help reduce wear and tear on some of our main thoroughfares and prolong the life span of MD roads.

In accordance with the Traffic Safety Act, permits are required for all over-weight and over-dimensional loads. Please contact the Transportation Department for more information or to obtain a permit. Please also note that the road ban order indicated below rescinds all previous road ban orders and shall remain in effect until further notice.


Posted Axle Weights

Axle weights are the weight restrictions for vehicles that lower the maximum legal registered permitted weight placed on a road. This protects the infrastructure from damage. In accordance with the Traffic Safety Act, permits are required for all overweight and over-dimensional loads.

This order rescinds all previous road ban orders and shall remain in effect until further notice. This immediate ban has been approved by the MD Traffic Advisory Committee under Municipal District of Lesser Slave River bylaw number 69-11. We apologize for the short notice, but it is necessary to protect the Municipal Roads from excessive damage.

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Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

Outdoor enthusiasts seek Lesser Slave River for its abundance of outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, golfing, motocross, snowmobiling, ATV-ing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and much more. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Snowplow Flags

Pay the MD to plow your property.

Each winter, the MD of Lesser Slave River provides residents an opt-in service that allows their driveways to be cleared following a snowfall. To participate in this program, simply download and complete the waiver of liability below, and submit it to the MD Administration building along with payment via cheque, Interac or cash for every snowplow flag you wish to purchase. Each snowplow flag is good for one instance of snow clearance.

When you require your property to be cleared of snow, just place a purchased flag at the end of your driveway to indicate that the service is requested. Snowplow flags can be purchased at the Slave Lake or Flatbush municipal offices for $42.50 + GST each. Seniors will be granted a 50 per cent discount.


  • Click here to download a Private Driveway Snowplowing Agreement

  • Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

    The Lesser Slave River Region includes the Town of Slave Lake, Municipal District of Lesser Slave River, and the Sawridge First Nation, who are dedicated to building a collaborative and cohesive future together. The Slave Lake Region encompasses all areas within the three entities – together they cover more than 10,000 square kilometers. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

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 780.849.4888
 1.866.449.4888
 780.849.4939

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