Public Works

The largest department within the County of Stettler. Our Public Works handles many of the infrastructure projects within the County. This includes maintaining rural roadways including, signage, road grading and snowplowing.

In the County of Stettler there is:

  • Dirt and Machinery Road: 416 km
  • Gravel Roads: 2,181 km
  • Hamlet/Subdivision Roads: 28 km
  • Paved/Hard Surfaced Roads: 40 km
  • Primary Highway: 402.4 km
  • Secondary Highways: 309 km

At present, EMCON maintains the primary and secondary highways in the County. These are numbered highways (primary highways have two digits and secondary highways have three digits); for example: Highway 12 and Highway 601. 

For more information on EMCON, visit their website HERE.

Gravel Program

Regular graveling requires approximately 300 cubic yards of gravel per mile, which does vary from road to road. 

Re-graveling is undertaken in each year on the basis of priorities with consideration to the road classification and the existing gravel condition of the road relative to the amount and type of traffic.

Gravel Exploration

The County of Stettler No. 6 is always looking for sources of gravel. If you know of any sources, please contact the County of Stettler.

Roadside Mowing

The County of Stettler No. 6 Public Works Department will manage the vegetation along all County roads subject to the following:

  • The County of Stettler reserves the right to manage the vegetation along the road slopes.
  • Residents will be permitted to hay the remainder of the road allowance under the following conditions:
  • Haying must be completed by August 1 of the year the hay was cut. Bales are to be removed within 48 hours of baling.
  • Residents must notify the County Public Works Department of their intention by June 15 in writing annually to cut the hay before commencing.

Dust Reduction Program

Every year, residents are welcome to contact the County of Stettler Public Works Department for information, price options and to apply for services.

Road Requests

For residential or commercial access/approach requests, please contact the County.

Overweight Permits

The preservation of the County of Stettler's road network is accomplished by the strict enforcement of road bans, issuing overweight routing and permits and encouraging compliance by the road users. The objective of these initiatives is to ensure our roadway infrastructure is maintained to the highest possible level in the most effective and efficient manner. This will allow for the safe and comfortable transportation of people and goods.

For all overweight permits and inquiries, contact RoaData Services at 1-877-236-6445.

It is the responsibility of the driver of the load to know, understand and abide by the Overweight Permit Conditions as set out by the County of Stettler and the Province of Alberta.


The County of Stettler maintains 117 bridges and bridge size culverts. Ongoing inspections and ratings of each of these structures is undertaken by the County of Stettler.


Problems with streetlights? If you notice burnt-out or flickering streetlights, please visit ATCO Electric to report online or call 1-800-668-2248 to report the problem. If possible, please note the ID number found on the pole, as this will assist ATCO.