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Public Works

The Thorhild County Public Works Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure within the County.  Department tasks include road bans, road construction, access approaches, gravelling, road maintenance, ditching, road side mowing, sweeping, overweight permits, dust control, snow removal, flood control, bridges and signage on County roads.

When necessary, Public Works also provides equipment and manpower to support Emergency Services responses.

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 1258 km of rural gravel roads and paved roads, street and back alley maintenance in seven hamlets and four subdivisions.


  • Hamlet of Abee
  • Hamlet of Egremont
  • Hamlet of Long Lake
  • Hamlet of Newbrook
  • Hamlet of Opal
  • Hamlet of Radway
  • Hamlet of Thorhild


  • Buffalo Lake Estates
  • Heartland Home Based Business Park
  • Northbrook
  • Pinebrook


Road Use Permits & Agreements  

Thorhild County has entered int a user agreement with TRAVIS MJ, whereby all over-dimensional and overweight loads will requite permits.   Roadata is the service provider. 


Sand and Gravel Operators

Bylaw 10-2018 Community Aggregate Payment (CAP) Levy Bylaw.pdf

Sand and Gravel Shipments Quarterly Report

 Community Aggregate Payment Levy is $0.40 per tonne.  All Operators in Thorhild County shall report all shipments of Aggregate in tonnes from any Pit within the boundaries of Thorhild County on a quarterly basis. 

Road Use Bylaw and Agreement 
Being a Bylaw to regulate road use within Thorhild County 24,000 kilograms (24 tonnes) in registered gross vehicle weight.

Bylaw 17-2020 Road Use 


Gravel Trucks "Rules of Conduct" as of February 26, 2016

Policy 913 Registration of Contract Equipment, Contract Gravel Haulers & Haul/Load Rates

Three Year Gravelling Program - The County's gravelling program runs on a three year rotational basis; therefore, you can expect your road to be graveled once every three years.  The mapping provides additional information about the rotation program.  See information

About the maps     Grader Division Map      

3 Year Rural Gravel Rotation

3 Year Hamlet and Subdivision Gravel Rotation




Director of Infrastructure 
Wayne MacLean

Manager of Public Works
Ken Kraychy

Public Works Clerk 
Elaine Weatherly


After Hours Emergency

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Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Monday to Friday

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