Summer Maintenance

We are responsible for the repair and maintenance of all streets, sidewalks, lanes and trails within Town limits, except 100 Avenue (Highway 642) which is maintained by Alberta Transportation.

We are committed to ensuring that roads, residential streets, sidewalks, lanes and trails are safe for vehicles and pedestrians. We assess all concerns and perform repairs on a priority basis.

We are responsible for the maintenance of public green spaces, parks, sports fields and town-owned properties. This includes grass maintenance as well as tree, shrub and landscaping maintenance. 

Please obey all posted street signs and traffic control measures when you see our crews working on or near any roadways, trails or green spaces. The measures are designed to protect staff and ensure the work can be completed as quickly and safely as possible. We will give advance notice for specific construction projects to businesses and residents to minimize any service disruptions.

Report a concern

The quick repair of potholes, tripping hazards and traffic or street signs is a high priority.

We are responsible for the removal of over-hanging branches, dead/damaged/diseased trees and plants on public and town-owned property. Black Knot Disease and Diplodia Blight are common tree diseases in Morinville. Report sightings of diseased trees. 

To report a concern you can:

  • Submit concern online 
  • Please contact Public Works 780-939-2590 during business hours, Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Call 780-965-0994 for help after-hours

Asphalt maintenance and pot hole repair

  • Asphalt repairs are completed throughout the spring and summer.
  • Visual inspections are done on a regular basis and problem areas are prioritized based on severity.


2023 Maintenance and Repair Activity

  • July 10th - 96 Avenue from 100 Street to 101 Street will be undergoing asphalt repairs caused by utility sink holes. Please obey all posted signs and traffic control measures.

Crack sealing

  • This program involves the cleaning and sealing of road cracks in order to extend the useful life of the roadway, by not allowing surface water to seep into the road base.
  • All roads in Town are sealed every three to four years on a rotational basis.
  • This program runs primarily during the months of July and August.

Crosswalks and traffic lines painting

Morinville is responsible for line marking of all streets, curbs and municipal parking lots, except 100 Ave (Highway 642) which is maintained by Alberta Transportation.

  • Line painting begins in spring, weather permitting and continues throughout the summer.

Report missing or damaged signs

The quick repair or replacement of traffic and street signs is a high priority. Report any signs that have been knocked down or vandalized. Be sure to provide a location description so we can dispatch a crew to make necessary repairs.

  • Submit concern online 
  • Please contact Public Works 780-939-2590 during business hours, Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Call 780-965-0994 for help after-hours

Road and lane grading

  • Staff regularly inspect back lanes as well as East Boundary Road, problem areas are addressed on a priority basis.

Sidewalk repairs and maintenance

  • Visual inspections are done on a regular basis and problem areas are prioritized based on severity.
  • Any hazardous sidewalks and tripping hazards brought our attention will be investigated and repairs will be completed on a priority basis.

Street lights and power boxes

  • Fortis Alberta owns and maintains all streetlights and power boxes in Morinville. Report burnt out streetlights or damaged power boxes by calling 310-WIRE (310-9473) or online with request a streetlight repair.
  • Fortis will send a Power Line Technician to make the necessary repairs.

Street sweeping                                              

The Town contracts out residential street sweeping every spring. Street sweeping makes the roads safe for driving and cycling. It also helps to keep catch basins clean and to keep debris out of the storm water system. 




*Street sweeping schedule is subject to change. Please relocate trailers and vehicles from the scheduled streets no later than 6:00 am . Vehicles and trailers that are not moved are subject to ticketing and towing.

Watch for street sweeping signs in your neighbourhood zone. Signs will be put out a minimum of 24 hours prior to a street being cleaned.

  • Residents must move their vehicles off any street with a no parking sign no later than 6:00 am on the day listed until street sweeping has been completed and signs have been removed. We encourage residents to move their vehicles the night before to ensure roads are clear for street sweeping.
  • Any vehicles or trailers that are not moved during scheduled street sweeping operations are subject to ticketing and towing.
  • Remove driveway gutter ramps and other on-street obstructions (basketball nets, waste collection carts, etc.).
  • Street cleaning activities may take place on curbside waste collection pick up days.
  • Should street sweeping occur on the same day as curbside waste collection, you should place carts and blue bags in the centre of your driveway/driveway apron (30 cm or 1 foot from the end). If your garbage is picked up from your back alleyway, the carts can be placed 30 cm or 1 foot from the edge of your driveway/driveway apron. For residents that do not have a driveway, carts and blue bags can be placed on your curb or lawn (30 cm or 1 foot from the end). During street sweeping, carts cannot be on the road, sidewalk or in the gutter. 
  • Sweep sand and debris from your sidewalk and driveway onto the roadway in advance.
  • Keep windows closed, air quality may be affected for a short time during street sweeping.
  • Be aware when encountering street sweeping equipment. Slow down and follow from a safe distance. Only pass when the equipment is at a standstill and it is safe to do so.
  • If your driveway gutter ramp is left in place, costs to repair damage to Town equipment will be your responsibility.
  • The Town will not be liable for damaged or missing ramps.
  • Street sweeping is completed on roads and paved alleys.
  • Trail and sidewalk sweeping takes place in the spring when time and weather permit.
  • It is possible that streets in a zone are not completed on the scheduled day. Delays may be due to weather, equipment damage or cars parked in no parking areas. The zone will be rescheduled and signs will be put out at least 24 hours in advance. 
  • Street sweepers may be brought in for special events such as festivals and parades.

Trail maintenance

  • Damaged trail sections will be maintained or repaired throughout the summer. Our crack sealing program also applies to asphalt trails.

Grass cutting 

  • Grass in public spaces, parks, sports fields and town-owned properties is cut regularly by Public Works, weather permitting.

  • Grass is maintained around storm ponds. A perimeter area is left natural to provide habitat for pond wildlife and to prevent shoreline erosion.
  • You are responsible to keep the grass on your property cut to 6 inches (15 cm) or less. View the Community Standards Bylaw for more information. 

  • If you have a fire hydrant or power box on your property, you are responsible to cut the grass around it.

 Weed control

  • All landowners are required by law to abide by the Weed Control Act and manage species listed in the Weed Control Regulation, this includes municipal land. The Town of Morinville maintains turf areas for broadleaf weeds, and gravel areas for all weeds and grass. This is part of an integrated management approach ensuring the health and integrity of vegetated infrastructure for your safety and enjoyment. Report sightings of noxious weeds. 

  • You are responsible to remove noxious weeds from your property.
  • We spray sports fields with herbicide to reduce weed growth. These herbicides are not harmful to animals. Spraying will occur on specific turf and gravel locations throughout Morinville. These locations may change throughout the season.
  • Weather permitting, weeds are sprayed in June and July. Signs will be posted at entrances of treatment areas. Signs will be removed once the product is dry or after 24 hours, as directed by the product manufacturer. Please respect the signs and do not remove or damage them. If possible, take an alternate route to avoid travelling through treatment areas when signs are posted. It is recommended that pets and people do not contact turf while it is wet from treatment.  

  • Only herbicides that target plants will be used, such as Par III and Glyphosate. These products manage weeds in turf and leave the turf unharmed or manage all plant species in gravel areas. All products used are regulated and approved by Health Canada. All applications will be conducted in accordance with federal and provincial legislation. The products do not harm insects or wildlife.  

  • Purple Loosestrife is a noxious weed that can be found around bodies of water such as stormwater ponds. Report Purple Loosestrife sightings. 


2023 Weed Control Activity

  • Shrub beds will be sprayed at various locations throughout Morinville beginning in May.
  • Open spaces that are scheduled for weed control application are the Town owned snow dump, areas along 107 Street, and Four Winds Sports Field. These will begin on May 30th, Four Winds Sports Field will be completed once the school year has ended.
  • Please watch for signs in these areas throughout the summer months.