Grading & Snow Plowing

Kneehill County's road network contains a variety of road classifications, including pavement, gravel, chip seal roads, and dirt trails. The diversity of roads throughout the County requires strategic maintenance to meet the needs of all users.

  • Summer Maintenance Guidelines (April to September)
    • Gravel Roads will be graded on a minimum of six rotations per season.
    • High traffic volume (Arterial and Collector) roads will be graded more often.
    • Landowners wishing private driveways to be graded by County machinery must complete and sign a Grading/Snowplowing Agreement - Appendix A prior to the work being commenced. Payment will be required prior to any snowplowing/grading being commenced. Snowplowing and/or Grading rate will be set as per Master Rates Bylaw.
    • Roads will be graded in an orderly fashion to maximize efficiency.
    • Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) agreements with the Urban municipalities.
  •  Winter Maintenance Guidelines (October to March)
    • When deemed necessary by the CAO or designate, snow removal coverage will be provided 7 days a week to address a significant or extreme snow event.
    • If the weather is severe and the operators are at risk, Kneehill County will halt plowing operations.
    • Snowplowing of County road allowances will not follow School Bus Routes.
    • Windrows created on driveways as a result of this operation are the landowner's responsibility. However, every effort will be made to reduce a windrow left while plowing. 
    • Snow fence – County road crews install snow fencing in the late fall months to help reduce drifting snow onto county roads only. The County is permitted under the provincial Public Highways Development Act to enter private property to install and maintain snow fencing as required. Crews will not enter lands where obvious farming is underway, for example, active pasture land with grazing livestock or fields with a crop waiting to be harvested. Every effort is made to contact affected landowners in advance of the installation.

Grading/Snowplowing of Private Driveways

  • Landowners wishing private driveways to be plowed by County machinery must complete and sign a Grading/Snowplowing Agreement prior to the work commencing. Payment will be required prior to any snowplowing/grading work commencing. Snowplowing and/or Grading rate will be set as per Master Rates Bylaw.
  • The Landowner will contact the County office in order to receive service.  Snowplowing/grading will be completed at the discretion of the Municipality and shall not in any way interfere with the regular supply of services and maintenance to the municipality at large.

Snowplow & Grader Agreement
(Click above to submit the online form.)

Transportation Grader/Gravel Services Policy

Snow Plowing Priorities