Street sweeping usually begins in mid-April (weather dependent), and typically takes about three to four weeks to complete. Work may, of course, be delayed by cold or wet weather; parked vehicles; or excessive amounts of winter sand and debris.
- Eliminate Monday to Friday daytime parking on your street,if possible
- Safety is important for everyone, so please watch children carefully when the sweeper is on the roadway
- Please watch for signage indicating street sweeping in your area. Follow the Town of Didsbury on Facebook (@townofdidsbury) and Instagram (@townofdidsburyab) for regular updates!
Watch below an informative video on how potholes are formed and and develop over time.
Current updates to the construction projects you are seeing around town:
Construction on 21 Street: The project experienced schedule delays in June, due to weather. The project team has made some changes to the sequencing of installation to help make up for the rain days. At the moment, the project is tracking to be on schedule with the completion date in the contract being September 30, 2022.
The Concrete and Asphalt repair and replacement contract is underway in the community. There are nineteen sites being addressed this year, with contract funding provided from the water department, wastewater department and the annual concrete replacement program.
Work is estimated to start at the Memorial Complex towards the end of September to improve the drainage and install the pathway network. This will involve temporary detours for accessing the facility, and updates will be provided on the Town website and through social media prior to the start of construction.
The Cemetery Pathway Project is currently being priced and is intended to be installed this fall.
One other improvement which will be completed in the next couple months is the Pedestrian Connectivity—Memorial Park Project. This project will improve drainage conditions at the entrance to the facility and the handicap parking stalls This is the final improvement associated with a 2020 approved project.
Your Public Works Department strives to improve winter maintenance habits while minimizing the financial burden on taxpayers. The primary goal of Public Works is to provide for the safe and orderly movement of emergency equipment, vehicle traffic and pedestrians throughout the community during winter months, especially during storm periods. This is done by the sanding of intersections and roads on an as-needed basis. Snowplowing shall commence when an excess of 10cm (4 inches) has accumulated. Streets will be done in accordance with our Snow Plowing Priority Map. During and following storm events, the snow will be plowed into windrows at the edge of the roadway. Removal of snow windrows in the downtown core will occur during early morning hours on an as-needed" basis, but not after every storm. Piling the snow in the middle of the roadway creates a hazard to individuals trying to cross the roadway and to drivers attempting to turn into and pull out from parking spaces. When cleaning your walkway and parking area, please deposit the snow on your property.