What is a Road Use Agreement?
Road Use Agreements (RUA) help protect roads now and, in the future, and allow a municipality to impose specific conditions for the use of roadways based on the Municipal bylaw. With more than 1,800 km of roads within Sturgeon County, there is a significant investment in road infrastructure.
RUA’s help to ensure that companies are aware of the conditions and will reduce the Sturgeon County’s liability.
Road Use Agreements will be required from companies that create heavy traffic loads with a potential of causing damage to County roads. Sturgeon County will monitor these roads and will ensure that Road Use Agreements are enforced to prevent problems that arise from road damage. When roadways are susceptible to damage, road bans or even road closures may be used to prevent further damage and to correct unsafe situations.
The following are examples of businesses that may require Road Use Agreements:
- Concrete Pumpers
- Gravel Trucks
- Septic haulers
- Water haulers
Farmers do not require Road Use Agreements at this time.
Once the Road Use Agreements (RUA) are implemented later this year, they must be in place prior to the start of any project.
For more information please contact Roger Bergley, RUA Coordinator at 780-939-8256.