The priority route system
This season Calgarians can expect City crews to continue to clear our roads according to our Council-approved priority system. This means that the more traffic that is on a roadway, the higher the priority for snow clearing. An example of a Priority 1 route would be Macleod Trial, an example of a Priority 2 route would be the 8 Avenue N.E. on route and an example of a Priority 4 route would be Dalwood Way N.W. If you’re unfamiliar with our priority routes, visit Calgary.ca/roadconditions or download the Road Conditions App to follow along as roadways are cleared.
Calgarians can expect to see some new equipment out on the roads this year. We’ve upgraded just over half of our fleet to new GPS automated sanders and added two new types of plows to some of our trucks. This new equipment will allow our crews to more accurately spread material as well as plow in a more efficient manner.
Snow Route parking bans
Snow Route parking bans aren’t everyone’s favourite program, but they’ve shown to make a difference when the snow piles up. As this has now become a permanent part of our winter programming, it’s important that you stay informed during a Parking Ban. Sign up for email alerts, follow us on twitter at @yyctransport or get push notifications through the Road Conditions App for real-time updates.