Connected Road Network
Council adopted the County’s Collector Road Network program based on road priorities for the County. The goals of these paving priorities are to eliminate road bans, tie pavement to pavement, reduce conflict between industrial users and adjacent residents, and enhance future economic growth, and create cost share partnerships with other users. These will include grading, base and paving.
These priority projects reflect anticipated growth in the Edson West and Branch Corner areas, as well as paved connectivity to other subdivisions, local roads, industry, and highways.
2016 Road Connectivity Map
Map showing recent paving projects, proposed gravel collector roads, and proposed bridge improvements.
5 Year Road Construction Map
Map showing previous (2013-2015) reconstruction, 2016 construction, and 2017-2020 proposed construction.
Collector Road Priority List
- Evansburg North Road to Highway 22
– Grading, base, and pave. Final pavement in 2015.
- Township Road 542- Highway 748 to Tom Hill Tower Road - On-hold due to land purchase issues.
- Wildwood North Road to Highway 22. Design completed; tender in 2015.
- Range Road 165 to Highway 748 – Study complete.
Road Planning Considerations
The Collector Road Network Program considers road planning for residential and industrial traffic, future industrial developments, and the impact of proposed highway plans.
This policy is a criteria system that sets paving priorities based on traffic volume, traffic composition, roadway function, residential densities, adjacent features, growth potential, cost sharing, and political consideration. It’s purpose is to ensure that all Road Paving requests are reviewed and evaluated fairly and consistently against an established priority criteria. All road planning by the County ties into the proposed Hwy 16 interchanges.